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Logic and Society

The Political Thought of John Stuart Mill, 1827-1848

  • Offers a comprehensive historical exposition of J. S. Mill’s projected system of social science

  • Clarifies Mill’s place in the development of the Victorian social theory

  • Explores the character formation and its crucial role in the sciences of history


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 1-16
  3. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 37-58
  4. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 59-78
  5. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 79-105
  6. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 127-152
  7. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 153-178
  8. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 179-201
  9. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages 203-206
  10. Yuichiro Kawana
    Pages C1-C1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 207-229

About this book


This book discusses John Stuart Mill’s intellectual activity from about 1827 to 1848, namely between his recovery from his so-called ‘Mental Crisis’ and the publication of Principles of Political Economy. During this period, along with deepening his understanding of contemporary society as commercial civilization, Mill aspired to create a new system of science of society which would inquire into the nature, process of historical change, and prospects of society. Among the indispensable constituent sciences of his system, this book pays particular attention on his projected sciences of history and of the formation of character (ethology), and clarifies that the implications of his interest in these sciences were more significant for the better understanding of Mill’s political thought than many scholars have assumed.


Britain Colonialism economics economy environment history Imperialism modern history policy political economy political science politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan

About the authors

Yuichiro Kawana is Associate Professor at The Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Japan. 

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