John Stuart Mill





John Stuart Mill

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born
in Pentonville, London, England, The United Kingdom
May 20, 1806

died
May 08, 1873

gender
male

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John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an exponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's.


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“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”
John Stuart Mill, Inaugural Address Delivered to the University of St Andrews, 2/1/1867

“I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

[John Stuart Mill, in a Parliamentary debate with the Conservative MP, John Pakington, May 31, 1866.]”
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“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty