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Mill, John Stuart

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Pronunciation: /mɪl
 
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Definition of Mill, John Stuart in English:

( 1806–73), English philosopher and economist. Mill is best known for his political and moral works, especially On Liberty (1859), which argued for the importance of individuality, and Utilitarianism (1861), which extensively developed Bentham’s theory.

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Millian

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adjective
Example sentences
  • Budziszewski examines the cases of Christianity, classical utilitarianism, Millian utilitarianism, Rousseauan contractarianism, Lockean contractarianism, and neo-Kantianism.
  • In the Millian view, proper names have denotation, but not connotation.
  • I'm going to come down all Millian liberal on this one.

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