Mill’s Progressive Principles

2014.03.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David O. Brink, Mill’s Progressive Principles, Oxford University Press, 2013, 307pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.03.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David O. Brink, Mill’s Progressive Principles, Oxford University Press, 2013, 307pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199672141. Reviewed by John Skorupski, University of St Andrews This is a very substantial study of Mill’s moral and political philosophy: the most important comprehensive study since Fred Berger’s landmark book of 1984, Happiness, Justice and Freedom. Since then there have been excellent individual studies of Mill’s Utilitarianism and his essay on Liberty; the scholarship on these two works is now enormous. And there is much on various other ethical and political writings. David Brink has been able to benefit from this scholarship; his new book provides a treatment of Mill’s ethical and political thought that is up to date both as history and as philosophy. It proposes a deeply thought-out, unifying new reading of Mill’s thought, which will attract. . .

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