(20 May – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. He was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham. Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductive approach to science, such as confirmation bias, he clearly set forth the premises of falsification as the key component in the scientific method. Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy.
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[The Independent (blog)] - John Stuart Mill, the great liberal philosopher, famously declared that 'the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.
[The Guardian (blog)] - Yet despite the formative influence it had on writers and philosophers such as George Eliot and John Stuart Mill, Comte's religion of humanity disappeared leaving hardly a trace – just a handful of sites, whose history as places of worship practically
[The Guardian (blog)] - And, in his Principles of Political Economy, 1848, John Stuart Mill raised and answered the question like this: Why, then, did The Limits to Growth shock in 1972, and why does questioning growth today still provoke incredulity and anger?