Mill, John Stuart (1806 – 1873)



  • English philosopher and economist. He was educated entirely by his father, James Mill, who subjected him to a rigid system of intellectual discipline. He followed the utilitarian ideas of Jeremy Bentham whose work he read when he was still a teenager. He wrote many articles and books on politics, social economy and philosophy. He is remembered for his advocacy of women’s suffrage and the rights of the labouring poor.