John Stuart Mill




Early Education from his father (beginning with Greek at age three)


  • 1823 – 1858 British East India Company
  • one term in Parliament (1865-68)

Major Contributions

“…the most influential British social and political thinker of the mid-Victorian period, left a permanent imprint on philosophy through his restatements of the principles underlying philosophical empiricism and utilitarianism. As a defender of individual liberty against state interference, and as an early advocate of women’s equality, Mill continues to be of major significance.”


  • System of Logic (1843)
  • Principles of Political Economy (1848)
  • On Liberty (1859)
  • Utilitarianism (1863)
  • The Subjection of Women (1869)

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Image reprinted from Elliot, H.S. (Ed.) (1910). The letters of John Stuart Mill. London: Longmans, Green & Company