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List of works

  • Mill, J.S. (1991) Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, ed. J.M. Robson, London: Routledge and Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press.

    (The standard edition of Mill’s writings, in thirty-three volumes. The introductions are invariably worth reading. Volume and page numbers given below refer to this edition.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1838) Bentham, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 10, 75–115, 1991.

    (Mill’s radical assessment of Bentham, usually read in conjunction with the essay on Coleridge.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1840) Coleridge, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 10, 117–163, 1991.

    (These two essays most accessibly illustrate how Mill wove together Enlightenment and Romanticism.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1843) System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vols 7 and 8, 1991.

    (The nineteenth century’s most penetrating exposition of a naturalistic philosophy of logic and science, including social science. The pagination of volumes 7 and 8 is consecutive; volume 8> begins at page 639.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1848) Principles of Political Economy, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vols 2 and 3, 1991.

    (A synthesis of classical economics, this work also contains much interesting social philosophy.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1859) On Liberty, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 18, 213–310, 1991.

    (One of liberalism’s canonical texts.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1861a) Utilitarianism, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 10, 203–259, 1991.

    (A central text of moral philosophy - its extraordinary succinctness means that much in it remains to be fully charted and quarried.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1861b) Considerations on Representative Government, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 29, 371–577, 1991.

    (One-man report on the prospects of democracy.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1865a) An Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 9, 1991.

    (Mill’s main treatment of metaphysical issues, including the nature of mind and matter, free will, logic and thought.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1865b) Auguste Comte and Positivism, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 10, 261–368, 1991.

    (An assessment, from Mill’s later years, of a philosopher who greatly influenced him in his youth.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1869) The Subjection of Women, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 21, 259–340, 1991.

    (Manifesto of nineteenth-century liberal feminism.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1873) Autobiography, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 1, 1–290, 1991.

    (Famous account of Mill’s early education, ‘mental crisis’, and subsequent intellectual and moral projects.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1874) Three Essays on Religion, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vol. 10, 369–489, 1991.

    (Posthumously published articles, in which Mill argues that religious hope is legitimate, whereas religious belief is not.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1879) Chapters on Socialism, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill , London: Routledge, vol. 5, 703–753, 1991.

    (Posthumously published assessment of socialism which complements the Principles of Political Economy and On Liberty.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1972) Later Letters, in Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge, vols 14–17, 1991.

    (Mill’s extensive correspondence after 1848, published in four volumes.)

References and further reading

  • Berger, F.R. (1984) Happiness, Justice and Freedom: The Moral and Political Philosophy of John Stuart Mill, London: University of California Press.

    (The most comprehensive study of Mill’s moral and political philosophy; full of information.)

  • Crisp, R. (1997) Mill on Utilitarianism, London: Routledge.

    (The most up-to-date study of Utilitarianism.)

  • Gray, J. (1996) Mill on Liberty: a Defence, London: Routledge, 2nd edn.

    (Relates Mill’s approach to liberty to his indirect utilitarianism.)

  • Hamburger, J. (2001) John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    (Argues that Mill’s basic moral ideals are neither liberal nor authoritarian.)

  • Kahan, A.S. (1992) Aristocratic Liberalism. The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill, and Alexis de Tocqueville, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Informative comparative study of the political thought of these three thinkers.)

  • Lyons, D. (1994) Rights, Welfare, and Mill’s Moral Theory, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Important essays on the interpretation of Mill’s ethical theory.)

  • Mackie, J.L. (1974) The Cement of the Universe, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Analyses causation in the spirit of Mill’s treatment in the System of Logic; the appendix comprehensively surveys and revises his ‘Methods of Empirical Inquiry’.)

  • Riley, J. (1998) Mill on Liberty, London: Routledge.

    (Student guide to On Liberty.)

  • Ryan, A. (1974) J.S. Mill, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    (Useful survey, not just of Mill’s philosophy but of his thought as a whole.)

  • Scarre, G. (1989) Logic and Reality in the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill, Dordrecht: Kluwer.

    (Study of Mill’s metaphysics and philosophy of science.)

  • Skorupski, J. (1989) John Stuart Mill, London: Routledge.

    (Comprehensive account of Mill’s philosophy.)

  • Ten, C.L. (1980) Mill on Liberty, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (The most useful student guide to On Liberty.)

  • Ten, C.L. (-- (ed.) (1998) The Cambridge Companion to Mill, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Whewell, W. (1837) History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time, London: J.W. Parker, 3 vols.

    (Major historical survey, used by Mill.)

  • Wilson, F. (1990) Psychological Analysis and the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill, Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press.

    (Mill and the history of psychology.)

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