The Logic of the Moral Sciences (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

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John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was the most influential English philosopher of the nineteenth century. His vast intellectual output covered a range of subjects -- traditional philosophy and logic, economics, political science -- and included this work, a founding document in the area now known as social science.
In The Logic of the Moral Sciences, Mill applied his considerable talents to examining how the study of human behavior, society, and history could be established on a rational, philosophical basis. The philosopher maintains that casual empiricism and direct experiment are not applicable to the study of complex social phenomena. Instead, "empirical laws," drawn from historical generalizations, must be derivable from a deductive science of human nature. Mills' insights and approaches have remained relevant in the century and a half since this treatise's publication. This volume will prove of vital interest to historians of philosophy and the social sciences as well as to undergraduate social science majors.

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John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was the most influential English philosopher of the 19th century. His vast intellectual output covered a range of subjects, including traditional philosophy and logic, economics, and political science. Dover also publishes his classics On Liberty, Utilitarianism, and The Subjection of Women.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486841977
ISBN-10: 0486841979
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: May 13th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions