Autobiography (Penguin Classics)

Autobiography (Penguin Classics)

John Stuart Mill

one of many maximum prodigies of his period, John Stuart Mill (1806-73) used to be learning mathematics and Greek by way of the age of 3, as a part of an astonishingly severe schooling at his father's hand. Intellectually wonderful, fearless and profound, he turned a number one Victorian liberal philosopher, whose works - together with On Liberty, Utilitarianism, The Subjection of girls and this Autobiography - are one of the crowning achievements of the age. the following he describes the pressures put on him by way of his early life, the psychological breakdown he suffered as a tender guy, his fight to appreciate an international of emotions and feelings a long way faraway from his father's strict didacticism, and the later improvement of his personal radical ideals. A relocating account of a unprecedented existence, this nice autobiography finds a guy of deep integrity, always looking for truth.

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