Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 May 2018

272 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198759607

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John Stuart Mill
Edited by Mark Philp

Oxford World's Classics

  • A fascinating account of Victorian writing by one of the era's greatest philosophers
  • Mill's Autobiography is an important text for charting the path of radical thought in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Includes additional manuscript materials from earlier drafts which demonstrate the conflicting imperatives that influenced Mill's choice of exactly what to say about some of the most significant episodes and relationships in his life
  • The introduction explores the forces that led Mill to write the "life" and points to the tensions in the text, and between the text and some of the rejected material
  • Mark Philp explores the contested question of the influence on Mill of his relationship with Harriet Taylor, who subsequently became his wife, and his complex relationship to his parents and siblings