By 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 excessive schooling at his father's hand. Intellectually awesome, fearless and profound, he grew to become a number one Victorian liberal philosopher, whose works - together with "On Liberty", "Utilitarianism", "The Subjection of Women" and this "Autobiography" - are one of the crowning achievements of the age. right here he describes the pressures put on him by way of his youth, the psychological breakdown he suffered as a tender guy, his fight to appreciate a global 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 rare existence, this nice autobiography unearths a guy of deep integrity, regularly looking for fact.
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