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Dissertations and Discussions - MILL John Stuart - 1859. 
1859 - MILL, John Stuart. Dissertations and Discussions, Political, Philosophical, and Historical. London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859. Two volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, uncut and partially unopened. $1650.First edition of a major collection of essays, appearing for the first time in book form, by Mill, who "occupies an unusually important position in the history of western moral and political philosophy," featuring major works such as his essay on Tocqueville's Democracy in America, his important writings on Bentham and Coleridge, his Enfranchisement of Women, and economic pieces such as The Currency Juggle, very scarce uncut and partially unopened in original cloth."Mill was the most famous and influential British moral philosopher of the 19th century". making significant contributions in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy and social theory". As perhaps the leading historical proponent of two important normative traditions""utilitarianism and liberalism""Mill occupies an unusually important position in the history of western moral and political philosophy" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). This key collection brings together, in book form for the first time, 24 major works from the 1830s to 1850s. Featured are "some remarkable essays". an article upon Tocqueville's Democracy in America, a book which greatly affected his political theories, two well-known articles on Bentham and Coleridge," and his Enfranchisement of Women, along with writings on economics, such as The Currency Juggle, as well as works showing "his interest in French politics and the gradual development of his political theories, in which his old democratic zeal was tempered by a fear of the danger to individualism" (DNB). This earned praise for "the vividness of his historic sense, the keen delight with which he studies the past annals of nations". and the unerring application that he makes for their solution" (New York Times). With essays and reviews separately published in journals such as the Edinburgh Review, London and Westminster Review, Monthly Repository, and Jurist. Volume I with three leaves of publisher's advertisements at rear. Further volumes of later contributions appeared in 1867 and 1875. Small early notations to title pages, front free endpapers. Library inkstamps to title pages and margins of occasional text leaves.Inner hinges expertly reinforced. A fine copy, scarce in original gilt-lettered cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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