Three Essays On Religion 1874

Three Essays on Religion

John Stuart MILL (1806 - 1873)

The Three Essays on Religion were written at different times during Mill's life, and only published after his death. The first two, 'Nature' and 'The Utility of Religion' date from the 1850s - the period between the publication of 'The Principles of Political Economy' and 'On Liberty'. The third longer essay, 'Theism' was written between 1868 and 1870. The three essays were published posthumously in 1874. (Summary by Justin Brett)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Religion, Self-Help

Language: English

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Play 00 00 - Introductory Notice by Helen TaylorLeon Mire
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Play 01 01 - Nature, Part 01Leon Mire
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Play 02 02 - Nature, Part 02Sunny Shields
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Play 03 03 - Nature, Part 03Sunny Shields
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Play 04 04 - Nature, Part 04Sunny Shields
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Play 05 05 - The Utility of Religion, Part 01Ted Garvin
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Play 06 06 - The Utility of Religion, Part 02Ted Garvin
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Play 07 07 - The Utility of Religion, Part 03Ted Garvin
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Play 08 08 - The Utility of Religion, Part 04Ted Garvin
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Play 09 09 - Theism, Section 01JoeD
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Play 10 10 - Theism, Section 02JoeD
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Play 11 11 - Theism, Section 03JoeD
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Play 12 12 - Theism, Section 04JoeD
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Play 13 13 - Theism, Section 05Sunny Shields
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Play 14 14 - Theism, Section 06Sunny Shields
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Play 15 15 - Theism, Section 07Sunny Shields
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Play 16 16 - Theism, Section 08Sunny Shields
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Play 17 17 - Theism, Section 09hearhis
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Published between 1850 and 1870, these essays by English social and political philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) offers his most sustained analysis of religious belief. Though not prepared to abandon the idea of an overall design in nature, Mill nonetheless argues that its violence and capriciousness mitigate against moral ends in nature's workings. Moreover, any desPublished between 1850 and 1870, these essays by English social and political philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) offers his most sustained analysis of religious belief. Though not prepared to abandon the idea of an overall design in nature, Mill nonetheless argues that its violence and capriciousness mitigate against moral ends in nature's workings. Moreover, any designer of such a world as we experience cannot be all powerful and all good, for nature is "too clumsily made and capriciously governed."...more

Paperback, 257 pages

Published May 1st 1998 by Prometheus Books (first published 1874)

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