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Introduction

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Abstract

This book consists of two groups of chapters. The first of these, biographical in character and of recent composition, offers a reconsideration of J.S. Mill’s formative period. The second, whose provenance dates back some years, examines topics and themes bearing upon Mill’s political thought and activity. Intellectual authority mattered to Mill principally because of the moral and political ends it could be made to serve. The latter set of chapters, in sundry ways, explores the relation between some of these ends and Mill’s conception of himself as a public intellectual. The biographical chapters investigate challenges he faced in trying to sort out what he thought of himself and what he wished to become. In part they take the form they do because of what I have become, and the challenges I have faced in trying to sort out what I think of J.S. Mill.

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Public Intellectual Provenance Date East India Company Intellectual Authority Habitual Reserve 
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Notes

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© Bruce L. Kinzer 2007

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