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John Mill 1806 born Educated by father James Education began at age 3 w/ aesops fables and greek and latin later Advocate of utilitarianism Meets harriet taylor Married by never had children w/ her On liberty Utilitarianism and consideration on rep. govt Subjection of women w/ taylor 1823 - Mental breakdown
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Liberalism as a political tradition “Liberalism” is the dominant ideology in English speaking nations “Liberty” is individual freedom to act without interference from others; a “modern” form of liberty -- Originally an argument against monarchical and aristocratic privilege and authority -- Today an argument for individual opportunity for self-realization Some notable achievements of liberalism: Freedom of religion Political and civil rights (for propertied individuals) Economic freedom (capitalism) The problem for liberalism: What is required for individual self-realization? Liberalism’s two schools “Protective” liberalism “Developmental” liberalism John Locke “conservatives” in liberal polities (economic liberals, moral conservatives) John Stuart Mill “liberals” in liberal polities (moral liberals, economic conservatives) Libertarianism
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Jeremy Bentham and Utilitarianism Human nature Utility maximizers, Maximize pleasure, minimize pain
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