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Autobiography

John Stuart Mill
Edited by Mark Philp

March 2018

ISBN: 9780198759607

272 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

J. S. Mill was the greatest British philosopher of the nineteenth century. Mill's purpose in writing his Autobiography was to set down his own struggle for individuality, and vindicate his life to himself and others.

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J. S. Mill was the greatest British philosopher of the nineteenth century. Mill's purpose in writing his Autobiography was to set down his own struggle for individuality, and vindicate his life to himself and others.

  • 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-ninettenth 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

About the Author(s)

John Stuart Mill

Edited by Mark Philp, Professor of History and Politics, University of Warwick

Mark Philp is Emeritus Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. His recent books include Political Conduct (Harvard UP, 2007) and Reforming Ideas in Britain (CUP, 2013). For Oxford World's Classics he has edited Paine's Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings, Godwin's An Enquiry concerning Political Justice and with Frederick Rosen, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of John Stuart Mill
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY
    Appendix: Additional Textual Material
    Explanatory Notes
    Index and Glossary of Persons

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