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Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

By Mill, John Stuart

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Title: Autobiography of John Stuart Mill  
Author: Mill, John Stuart
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: I. CHILDHOOD AND EARLY EDUCATION It seems proper that I should prefix to the following biographical sketch, some mention of the reasons which have made me think it desirable that I should leave behind me such a memorial of so uneventful a life as mine. I do not for a moment imagine that any part of what I have to relate can be interesting to the public as a narrative, or as being connected with myself. But I have thought that in an age in which education, and its improvement, are the subject of more, if not of profounder study than at any former period of English history, it may be useful that there should be some record of an education which was unusual and remarkable, and which, whatever else it may have done, has proved how much more than is commonly supposed may be taught, and well taught, in those early years which, in the common modes of what is called instruction, are little better than wasted. It has also seemed to me that in an age of transition in opinions, there may be somewhat both of interest and of benefit in noting the successive phases of any mind which was always pressing forward, equally ready to learn and to unlearn either from its own thoughts or from those of others. But a motive which weighs more with me than either of these, is a desire to make acknowledgment of the debts which my intellectual and moral development owes to other persons; some of them of recognized eminence, others less known than they deserve to be, and the one to whom most of all is due, one whom the world had no opportunity of knowing. The reader whom these things do not interest, has only himself to blame if he reads farther, and I do not desire any other indulgence from him than that of bearing in mind, that for him these pages were not written.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Autobiography, 1 -- John Stuart Mill, 1 -- I. CHILDHOOD AND EARLY EDUCATION, 1 -- II. MORAL INFLUENCES IN EARLY YOUTH. MY FATHER'S CHARACTER AND -- OPINIONS, 11 -- III. LAST STAGE OF EDUCATION AND FIRST OF SELF?EDUCATION, 18 -- IV. YOUTHFUL PROPAGANDISM. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW, 24 -- V. A CRISIS IN MY MENTAL HISTORY. ONE STAGE ONWARD, 37 -- VI. COMMENCEMENT OF THE MOST VALUABLE FRIENDSHIP OF MY LIFE. MY -- FATHER'S DEATH. WRITINGS AND OTHER PROCEEDINGS UP TO 1840, 51 -- VII. GENERAL VIEW OF THE REMAINDER OF MY LIFE, 61

 

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