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Mill, John Stuart
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(May 20, 1806, London – May 8, 1873, Avignon), English philosopher, famous as the polymath author of influential works on logic, moral philosophy, economics, and politics. His authoritative study on the methodological principles of scientific research (A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive, 1843) stands in the tradition of English Empiricism, pioneered by D. Hume, which Mill, inspired by A. Comte, developed into an English variant of Positivism. His program represents a critique of Rationalism and pure speculation, viewing r…

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Zenkert, Georg, “Mill, John Stuart”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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