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Three Essays on Religion: Nature, the Utility of Religion, Theism

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Published between 1850 and 1870, English social and political philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) offers his most sustained analysis of religious belief. Though not prepared to abandon the idea of an overall design in nature, Mill nonetheless argues that its violence and capriciousness mitigate against moral ends in nature's workings. Moreover, any designer of such a ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Prometheus Books (first published 1874)
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Mill is concise and convincing. It is hard to imagine that someone could articulate what he says in a more effective manner.
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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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