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1861. John Stuart Mill is one of the foremost representatives of utilitarian thought as well as one of the most influential of nineteenth century liberals. Influenced by his wife, Harriet Taylor, Mill developed a very humane version of utilitarianism that was sympathetic to women's rights, labor unions, proportional representation, and other liberal themes. Contents: To Wh ...more
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Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mill published this in 1860, but it reminded me of his much earlier comments on Toqueville's criticisms in "Democracy in America" that democracy as a system promoted mediocrity and could lead to tyranny of the masses. Mill was concerned about the increasing popularity of the Labour party and feared that control of the Empire by elites would wane as populism waxed. He advocated democracy-limiting legislative measures to preserve the role of merit and intelligence against the danger of a low grade ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
I've been busy recently. But this is an esoteric and painful read. Not that it has a bad style in the sense of Simmel's; with the skills Leo Strauss had taught me, I was able to piece together the vision that Mill deliberately scattered into jigsaws and spread across the book. It was a bleak vision. It was a Templar's vision.

Once there was a colleague who explained to me what the word "woke" means now in slang English: you bring the awareness others into (progressive-left-narravie-compatible) i
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
با جزییات بسیار مطلوبی به ارائه راهکارهایی برای دموکراسی یا حکومت انتخابی می پردازد
مطالعه این کتاب رو توصیه می کنم اطلاعات بسیار مطلوبی دارد و زوایای زیادی از حکومت های انتخابی را مورد بررسی قرار داده است
نظریاتش در باب ممالک عقب افتاده ای که هنوز شایستگی دموکراسی ندارند جالب است
Aaron Crofut
The first 8 chapters are well worth reading.

His thoughts on under what circumstances representative government can work is extremely simple, so simple that it is easy to dismiss as useful information, until you realize we are not meeting those criterion. They are 1) the people must be willing to accept such a government (we are); and 2) the people should be willing and able to do what is necessary for its preservation (we fail this). I rather like Mill's idea concerning suffrage, that those dep
Jaycob Izso
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a brilliant book. I would never consider myself a proponent of utilitarian philosophy nor have I ever had a desire to be thought of as a utilitarian apologist, but if there is any work by Mill that could possibly reorient me towards utilitarianism it would be this text. The book is systematically constructed and Mill's arguments are linked from page to page and chapter to chapter (Mill will often remind the reader of this to the point where certain sections can seem redundant). In a recent ...more
Kyle van Oosterum
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely excellent treatise on representative government, exploring every aspect of it as well as suggesting some controversial ideas (plural voting). My one criticism is I would’ve liked an overview or concluding chapter just because the book is relatively long. Nevertheless, reading John Stuart Mill is always a pleasure as he writes so clearly, forcefully and so inventively.
Cosmin Sipoş
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant first half. A debatable second half.
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
My introduction to politics and government. This book covers a lot in representative government. It's worth reading.
Al Lock
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A surprising number of interesting insights into representative government from a few hundred years ago. I found the commentary on proportional representation especially interesting.
Jul 04, 2016 marked it as to-keep-reference  ·  review of another edition
(presenta) un tipo de democracia respresentativa cuyo motivo central está dado por el mérito que esta institución posee de acuerdo con: "el grado en que [ella] promueve el progreso mental universal de la comunidad, incluyendo bajo tal frase el progreso del intelecto, de la virtud y en la actividad práctica y eficiencia" [Mill, 1861, p. 32].

Democracia y Estado de Bienestar Capítulo 1.
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The true value of this book is philosophical. It is fun and interesting to apply Mill's flavor of utilitarianism and ideas of the invisible hand in economics to present day political and economic circumstances in America and Britain. His ideas about representative government are both intriguing and silly and it forces the reader to consider human nature as the driving force in all these. Worth reading but not to be taken too literally as a guide to policy today.
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
O livro mais enfadonho que tive o desprazer de ler. Fuja!
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مرد زمانهی خودش بوده. به احترامش کلاه را از سر برمیدارم. ...more
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John Stuart Mill, English 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.
“To think that because those who wield power in society wield in the end that of government, therefore it is of no use to attempt to influence the constitution of the government by acting on opinion, is to forget that opinion is itself one of the greatest active social forces. One person with a belief is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.” 50 likes
“It is true that a great statesman is he who knows when to depart from traditions, as well as when to adhere to them. But it is a great mistake to suppose that he will do this better for being ignorant of the traditions.” 3 likes
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