John Stuart Mill, Three Essays on Religion

Title

John Stuart Mill, Three Essays on Religion

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Document Type

Book

Department

Philosophy

Description

John Stuart Mill was one of the most important political and social thinkers of the nineteenth century, and his writings on human rights, feminism, the evils of slavery, and the environment are still widely read and influential today. Published after Mill’s death to avoid controversy, the three essays in this edition, Nature, Utility of Religion, and Theism, represent Mill’s considered position on religion. Mill argues that belief in a supernatural power holds us back, but that a conception of the meaning and value of being human, or Religion of Humanity, could make the world a better place. Essential in understanding Mill’s views on religion and his practical philosophy, these essays are also significant contributions to the philosophy and psychology of religion.

Appendices include Mill’s other writings on religion, his early influences, contemporary reviews, and other 19th century writings on religion and science.

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ISBN

978-1551117683

Publication Date

3-17-2009

Publisher

Broadview Press

City

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

First Page

1

Last Page

306

Disciplines

Philosophy

John Stuart Mill, Three Essays on Religion

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