John Stuart Mill

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John Stuart Mill

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John Stuart Mill was born on May 20, 1806, and was born in Pentonville, London England. His father was named James Mill, he was a notable historian, philosopher and economist. He was an intense follower of Jeremy Benthan. Mill studied poetry as a kid, as well as the political economy. At the age of 14, Mill was sent to france to stay with Samuel Bentham (Jeremy Bentham's brother) to continue studying. The intense studying took a toll and started effecting his mental life. He also suffered from serious nervous breakdowns. Mill later refused to study at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Mill became a member of parliament for city and Westminster. He was the first person in Parliament to advocate for women's rights. Mill developed the theory called the Harm Principle.

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Activities- Never had any real activities because his father isolated him from the other children and forced him to studyInterests- Was interested in women's rights- was a follower of Jeremy BenthamFavorite Music- I think Mill would enjoy classical smooth musicEducation- University College London Faculte des Science

1. "One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests." 2. "To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman. "3. "The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it."

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Mill later on got married to Harriet Taylor in 1851. She influenced him and his work but only seven years later, Harriet Taylor died due to severe lung congestion. Mill later on died in France in 1873 and was buried next to his wife.

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Today, society is filled with selfish and obliterate people. Mill's theory involved everything in life being allowed, until you harm someone else. That's why he called it the Harm Theory. I think that this theory in todays society would not work because people have no sense of right. They need to be told what's allowed and what's not. They can not judge for themselves. His theory is very clever in my opinion and i think that it would be a great aspect to live by.

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