John Stuart Mill : The Life Of John Stuart Mill

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John Stuart Mill was a political economist that believed in trying to make the division between classes smaller through mainly taxing inheritance and shorter working hours for middle and lower class. John Stuart Mill was also very big into Women's Rights and fighting for Women's equality. John Stuart Mill is the godson of Jeremy Bentham and son of James Mill, who are both huge figures in the economic world. John stuart Mill was born in 1805 at 13 Rodney Street in the Pentonville area of London. John Stuart Mill grew up in London. As he was growing up his father James Mill began to educate John Stuart Mill by learning Greek at age three and and Latin at age 8. He continued to his education by his father as he was growing up by studying world history, logic and mathematics, and know the basics of economic theory. In 1823 John Stuart Mill began to work as a junior operator at East India Company, where his father worked. John Stuart Mill continued to get promoted and soon took over his father’s job as chief examiner. East India Company pursued trade with East Indies, Qing China and Indian subcontinent. The company became so big it took account for half of the words trade. John Stuart Mill attended college at University of London. He was not eligible to study at University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge due to him being a nonconformist and refusing to subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England. The biggest two economic figures that influenced John Stuart Mill starting at a very young age and continuing through his life, was James Mill his father and Jeremy Bentham his godfather. James Mill was a Ricardian economist who wanted to make John Stuart Mill a genius intellect who would carry on the belief of ut... ... middle of paper ... ...hat the quantities demanded and supplied are a function of price. Therefore, he presents his theory of long-run prices similar to Marshallian form. Another thing Mill was very big into was women's rights. Mill says when denying women the same opportunities as men, not only is society impeding the development of over half the population, it is also denying itself the benefit of women's talent. TOPIC 3 John Stuart Mill greatly influenced the nineteenth-century British thought. He had a new way of approaching different topics through positivity and working towards equality. This thought process has continued on in England and other countries long after his time. Mills theory and what he believed in is constantly brought up today even way after his time. Mill hs influenced many philosophers in particular some which include, William James, John Rawls and Bertrand Russell.
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