Book 1, Prefaces Etc. : Chapter 1, Prefaces
• The material in this section is devoted to preparing the readers for the text. It begins with a simple chronological chart set alone upon a page.
• What follows that is an introduction to the author, or authors; John Stuart Mill credits his wife with so much of the endeavor that he writes that she is virtually his co-author.
• The author is a philosopher and has been handed down, or elevated, depending upon one's point of view, to part and parcel of any Western tradition of philosophy that one finds.
• He is viewed as having been the most prominent thinker whose native language was English in the 19th century.
• Mill was privately educated-home schooled-but his father was an educated man, and his education, which was excellent within its limitations, prepared him well for the social and political work that he came into later in...
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