Three Essays on Religion

Three Essays on Religion

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John Stuart Mill was one of the most important political and social thinkers of the nineteenth century, and his writings on human rights, feminism, the evils of slavery, and the environment are still widely read and influential today. Published after Mill's death to avoid controversy, the three essays in this edition, Nature, Utility of Religion, and Theism, represent Mill's considered position on religion. Mill argues that belief in a supernatural power holds us back, but that a conception of the meaning and value of being human, or Religion of Humanity, could make the world a better place. Essential in understanding Mill's views on religion and his practical philosophy, these essays are also significant contributions to the philosophy and psychology of religion. Appendices include Mill's other writings on religion, his early influences, contemporary reviews, and other 19th century writings on religion and science.of our experience, that the causes as well as the effects had a beginning in time, and were themselves caused. It would seem therefore that our experience, instead of furnishing an argument for a first cause, is repugnant to it; and that the veryanbsp;...

Title:Three Essays on Religion
Author:John Stuart Mill
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2009-03-17


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