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John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life$
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Ben Eggleston, Dale Miller, and David Weinstein

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195381245

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.001.0001

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Mill, Education, and the Good Life

Mill, Education, and the Good Life

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John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

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Mill used his inaugural address as rector of St. Andrew's University to reflect on the university curriculum. This chapter uses this address as a basis for considering Mill's conception of the good life and of the kinds of education that enhance young people's chances of achieving it. On the interpretation of Mill that this chapter advances, his sensitivity to a variety of human possibilities and a diversity of worthwhile “experiments of living” inclines him to a very wide-ranging perspective on the good life.

Keywords:   education, curriculum, the good life, experiments of living, experiments in living

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