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    Description'Nobody reads Mill today,' wrote a reviewer in Time magazine a few years ago. ! One could scarcely praise Mr Melvin Maddocks, who penned that remark, for his awareness of the present state of Mill studies, for of all nineteenth century philosophers who wrote in English, it is 1. S. Mill who remains the most read today. Yet it would not be so far from the truth to say that very few people pay much serious attention nowadays to Mill's writings about logic and metaphysics (as distinct from those on ethical and social issues), despite the fact that Mill put enormous effort into their composition and through them exerted a considerable influen- ce on the course of European philosophy for the rest of his century. But the only sections of A System of Logic (1843) and An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy (1865) to which much reference is now made comprise only a small proportion of those very large books, and the prevailing assumption is that Mill's theories about logical and meta- physical questions are, with few exceptions, of merely antiquarian in- terest. Bertrand Russell once said that Mill's misfortune was to be born at the wrong time (Russell (1951), p. 2). It can certainly appear that Mill chose an inauspicious time to attempt a major work on logic.


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    Title
    Logic and Reality in the Philosophy of John Stuart Mill
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Scarre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789401076654
    ISBN 10: 9401076650
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    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BIC subject category V2: WM
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    LC classification: B
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    Abridged Dewey: 190
    DC22: 190
    DC21: 190
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    LC classification: B790-5802, B1-5802
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    Edition statement
    Softcover Reprint of the Origi ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Springer
    Imprint name
    Springer
    Publication date
    28 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht
    Table of contents
    One / Knowledge By Inference.- Two / Problems About Proof and Implication.- Three / Mill's Positive Theories of Inference and the Syllogism.- Four / The Possibility of Inductive Reasoning.- Five / Logic and the Objective World.- Six / Global Empiricism.- Seven / The Relativity of Knowledge.- Eight / The World and Its Subject.- Nine / Mill's Inconsistent Empiricism.- Notes.- Index of Names.