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 through the age of 3, as a part of an astonishingly extreme schooling at his father's hand. Intellectually extraordinary, fearless and profound, he grew to become a number one Victorian liberal philosopher, whose works - together with On Liberty, Utilitarianism, The Subjection of ladies and this Autobiography - are one of the crowning achievements of the age. right here he describes the pressures put on him through his youth, the psychological breakdown he suffered as a tender guy, his fight to appreciate a global of emotions and feelings a ways faraway from his father's strict didacticism, and the later improvement of his personal radical ideals. A relocating account of a rare lifestyles, this nice autobiography unearths a guy of deep integrity, continuously looking for truth.

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