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Stephen Nathanson's clear-sighted abridgment of Principles of Political Economy, Mill's first major work in. .For any economist, this book is a vital part of their library, and is the most important work written in the 19th century for my field

Stephen Nathanson's clear-sighted abridgment of Principles of Political Economy, Mill's first major work in moral and political philosophy. For any economist, this book is a vital part of their library, and is the most important work written in the 19th century for my field.

Indeed, studying Principles of Political Economy, Nathanson argues in his general Introduction, can help to.

Indeed, studying Principles of Political Economy, Nathanson argues in his general Introduction, can help to resolve the apparent contradiction between Mill's views in On Liberty and those in Utilitarianism, making it a key text for understanding Mill's philosophy as a whole

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4. Mill, John Stuart, 1806–1873. But Principles of Political Economy is much more than a gateway into the mind of a highly respected thinker. I. Title: Principles of political economy with applications to social philosophy. II. Nathanson, Stephen, 1943–. The full title of the book-Principles of Political Economy With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy-makes clear that it forms a part of Mill’s social and political philosophy. In fact, he could have called it The Principles of Social Philosophy With Some of Their Applications to Political Economy. In his autobiogra-phy, he made this point himself, saying that.

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Principles of Political Economy (1848) by John Stuart Mill was one of the most important economics or political economy textbooks of the mid-nineteenth century.

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John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) originally wrote the Principles of Political Economy, with some .

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) originally wrote the Principles of Political Economy, with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy very quickly, having studied economics under the rigorous tutelage of his father, James, since his youth. It was published in 1848 (London: John W. Parker, West Strand) and was republished with changes and updates a total of seven times in Mill’s lifetime.

Stephen Nathanson's clear-sighted abridgment of Principles of Political Economy, Mill's first major work in moral and political philosophy, provides a challenging, sometimes surprising account of Mill's views on many important topics: socialism, population, the status of women, the cultural bases of economic productivity, the causes and possible cures of poverty, the nature of property rights, taxation, and the legitimate functions of government. Nathanson cuts through the dated and less relevant sections of this large work and includes significant material omitted in other editions, making it possible to see the connections between the views Mill expressed in Principles of Political Economy and the ideas he defended in his later works, particularly On Liberty. Indeed, studying Principles of Political Economy, Nathanson argues in his general Introduction, can help to resolve the apparent contradiction between Mill's views in On Liberty and those in Utilitarianism, making it a key text for understanding Mill’s philosophy as a whole.


Comments: (7)

Felhann
John Stuart Mill is if not the greatest philosopher of all time, one of the top 5 in history. Given his importance and almost unrivaled influence on modern political economic thought, anyone who thinks they can abridge his works appropriately is wrong. The entire first section of the book is completely missing, which is his notes on production and is as important as the Wealth of Nations in the development of economics. For any economist, this book is a vital part of their library, and is the most important work written in the 19th century for my field. I wish Amazon would put the word Abridged at the beginning of the title in their description of such works, so that you don't have to read through a paragraph of text to find out the most important and one of the most eloquently written masterpiece in your field is completely missing when you would expect it is there. The only case when abridging this work could ever be appropriate would be as part of a textbook anthology. Keep looking for the real thing.
Welen
Mill is the great synthesis of nineteenth-century economics. The Principles are tedious at times, but provide a generally illuminating account of the ways nineteenth-century citizens reconciled themselves to an increasingly quantified world. Mill engages usefully with most major economic theories of his time, including inheritance rights, speculation, taxation, and the well-being of the working class.

If you're using this edition for a historical or otherwise scholarly project, please be aware that it's based on the 1865, rather than 1848, edition. Some of Mill's revisions are substantial.
Delalbine
John Stuart Mill was almost as unlucky as Karl Marx. Mill was the right man at the right time when it came to summing up Classical Economics. He was both brilliant and well situated. As the son of James Mill he knew David Ricardo well. Mill was also a gifted student. He spoke multiple languages as a small child. Mill famously claimed that "Happily, there is nothing in the laws of Value which remains for the present or any future writer to clear up; the theory of the subject is complete: the only difficulty to be overcome is that of so stating it as to solve by anticipation the chief perplexities which occur in applying it." Little did he know that in a few years the 'marginal revolution' would shred his definitive restatement of Ricardian economics.

Another notable-quotable passage concerns socialism: "If, therefore, the choice were to be made between Communism with all its chances, and the present [1852] state of society with all its sufferings and injustices; if the institution of private property necessarily carried with it as a consequence, that the produce of labour should be apportioned as we now see it, almost in an inverse ratio to the labour--the largest portions to those who have never worked at all, the next largest to those whose work is almost nominal, and so in a descending scale, the remuneration dwindling as the work grows harder and more disagreeable, until the most fatiguing and exhausting bodily labour cannot count with certainty on being able to earn even the necessaries of life; if this or Communism were the alternative, all the difficulties, great or small, of Communism would be but as dust in the balance." Looks like JSM is on the wrong side of history again, but he also noted: "But to make the comparison applicable, we must compare Communism at its best, with the régime of individual property, not as it is, but as it might be made." Fair enough. There are many other notable-quotable sections of Mill's book, though this edition omits many of them.

Mill's book is about the earliest work on comparative economic systems that I know of. The inclusion of Mills' chapters on socialism add much to this edition. Given that he was writing in the shadow of Malthus, he does take a rather pessimistic tone at times. Yet his discussion of the stationary state are interesting. On page 129 Mill discusses how the stationary state does not impose insurmountable obstacles to human improvement. It is also interesting to note the degree to which his arguments for limited government involvement in the economy fits with modern economic theory.

Mill was one of the greatest social theorists of all times. Yet he (and Marx) failed to see the importance of marginal concepts in economics. Mill was, however, a much better social theorist than Marx. Mill was able to arrive at some sound conclusions without modern price theory. This book also reveals Mills abilities as a social philosopher. This is a rare example of a book that it vitally important despite being fundamentally wrong. It is important not merely for historical reasons. PPE makes you think more deeply about economics, politics, and philosophy. Few thinkers have been as thought provoking as Mill, and likely few will match his level of acumen in the future.
Boraston
It's abridged, and that was not mentioned in the product description. I need the whole thing!
blodrayne
Where is book I?! THIS IS CRITICAL!
Jode
This edition has been so abridged by Prof. Laughlin that the heart of the book is missing. It's especially disturbing that so much of Book V on the role of government has been omitted.
Lonesome Orange Kid
This is outrageous. It turns out this book is abridged. Isn't this the sort of thing you think the reader might want to know before buying? How perfectly moronic.
It amazes me that the concepts of political economy explained here are so valid today..
Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy (Hackett Classics) download epub
Business & Finance
Author: Stephen Nathanson,John Stuart Mill
ISBN: 0872207145
Category: Other
Subcategory: Business & Finance
Language: English
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; Abridged edition (March 15, 2004)
Pages: 352 pages