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Politics, Religion and Classical Political Economy in Britain

John Stuart Mill and his Followers

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Part of the Studies in the History of Economics book series (SHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Stuart Mill: The Final Years, 1860–73

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 3-14
    3. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 25-33
  3. Mill’s Followers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 71-82
    3. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 83-100
    4. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 101-109
    5. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 110-127
    6. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 128-146
    7. Jeff Lipkes
      Pages 147-159
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 160-228

About this book


The book examines tensions in classical political economy by describing and analysing changes in J.S. Mill's economic and religious thought late in life, and assesses the influence of Mill's disciplines on these shifts. Mill's followers, surprisingly, were divided into two opposing camps. Influenced by the `heterodox' group-opponents of Ricardian political economy - and by pressing political concerns, Mill modified his principles in ways he would not earlier have countenanced. This resulted in inconsistencies and evasions in his final essays, which greatly upset the 'orthodox' contingent.


economic thought John Stuart Mill political economy

About the authors

JEFF LIPKES was born and raised in Los Angeles and was educated at U. C. Berkeley and Princeton, where he received his PhD in history in 1995. He teaches at the University of South Florida and lives in Tampa.

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