Talk:John Stuart Mill

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Reason for deletion proposal[edit]

Currently, this article is a quote. An uncited quote. We're pulling an Ed Poor here. If someone wants to turn this into something useful they can, but otherwise, this doesn't belong here. ThunderkatzHo! 21:45, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

I vote keep. Czolgolz 00:17, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

It's such a great quote, it's worth an article to keep it. Rational Edthink! 15:01, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
I've added a couple of quotes from a googled source - someone who knows about these things might like to explain a bit more. ( I do love the first quote) SusanG  ContribsTalk 15:18, 29 May 2008 (EDT)

How about just adding it to the conservative article? Anyone still care about this? Smyth 13:18, 9 October 2008 (EDT)

Don't delete it. Mill was the founder (I think) of utilitarianism, which is a pretty important philosophical concept: the idea that human actions can be judged by benefit weighed against harm, like an economic sort of view of morality. I'll try to come up with some better content for this soon. weaseLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 18:07, 29 October 2008 (EDT)
Well, WP says "exponent of", it's worth expanding his contribution to the concept but I'm not feeling up to plagerising the whole wikipedia article and rewriting it here at the moment :S. ArmondikoVgnostic 18:15, 29 October 2008 (EDT)

Economics?[edit]

I won't touch it in case someone has an objection but...economics? Really? I've yet to hear of Mill delving into economics, even the page doesn't mention his position. He's much better known for the Harm Principle, his Utilitarianism, his classic Liberalism, and moral writing. Polite Timesplitter Cultural loneliness is a right pain 15:34, 16 November 2013 (UTC)