Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Settanni , Harry The probabilist theism of John Stuart Mill / Harry Settanni . p . cm . – ( American
university studies . Series V , Philosophy ; vol . 118 ) Includes bibliographical
references . 1 .
Author: Harry Settanni
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Dr. Settanni's fascinating study of John Stuart Mill's outlook on religion probes certain fundamental tensions and contradictions in his thinking. What is described herein is the history of one thinker who could not fully embrace the theism of orthodox religions and yet who could never be content with skepticism either. His education in philosophic Utilitarianism led him toward agnosticism. His wife's death led him toward belief. These same tensions are present, although in an admittedly more abstract manner, in his philosophy. The text reveals how Mill attempted to resolve these contradictions by a probabilist form of Theism, and the question remains as to how ultimately successful he was.
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Author: Linda C. Raeder
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
"John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity introduces material that requires significant reevaluation of John Stuart Mill's contribution to the development of the liberal tradition." "John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity examines the religious thought and aspirations of the philosopher and shows that, contrary to the conventional view of Mill as the prototypical secular liberal, religious preoccupations dominated his thought and structured his endeavors throughout his life. For a proper appreciation of Mill's thought and legacy, the depth of his animus toward traditional transcendent religion must be recognized, along with the seriousness of his intent to found a nontheological religion to serve as its replacement." --Book Jacket.
24. CWJSM XVII (Later Letters), p. 1829. 25. CWJSM X (Essays on Ethics, Religion and Society), p. 444. 26. Harry Settanni, The Probabilist Theism of John Stuart Mill, New York: Peter Lang, 1991. 27. CWJSM X (Essays on Ethics, Religion and ...
Author: Timothy Larsen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
John Stuart Mill observed in his Autobiography that he was a rare case in nineteenth-century Britain because he had not lost his religion but never had any. He was a freethinker from beginning to end. What is not often realized, however, is that Mill's life was nevertheless impinged upon by religion at every turn. This is true both of the close relationships that shaped him and of his own, internal thoughts. Mill was a religious sceptic, but not the kind of person which that term usually conjures up. The unexpected presence and prominence of spirituality is not only there in Mill's late, startling essay, 'Theism', in which he makes the case for hope in God and in Christ. It is everywhere—in his immediate family, his best friends, and his vision for the future. It is even there in such a seemingly unlikely place as his Logic, which repeatedly addresses religious themes. John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life is a biography which follows one of Britain's most well-respected intellectuals through all of the key moments in his life from falling in love to sitting in Parliament and beyond. It also explores his classic works including, On Liberty, Principles of Political Economy, Utilitarianism, and The Subjection of Women. In this well-research study which offers original findings and insights, Timothy Larsen presents the Mill you never knew. The Mill that even some of his closest disciples never knew. This is John Stuart Mill, the Saint of Rationalism—a secular life and a spiritual life.
See also Alan P. F. Sell, Mill on God: The Pervasiveness and Elusiveness of
Mill's Religious Thought; Linda C. Raeder, John Stuart Mill and the Religion of
Humanity; and Harry Settanni, The Probabilist Theism of John Stuart Mill. 135.
Author: James C. Ungureanu
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
The story of the “conflict thesis” between science and religion—the notion of perennial conflict or warfare between the two—is part of our modern self-understanding. As the story goes, John William Draper (1811–1882) and Andrew Dickson White (1832–1918) constructed dramatic narratives in the nineteenth century that cast religion as the relentless enemy of scientific progress. And yet, despite its resilience in popular culture, historians today have largely debunked the conflict thesis. Unravelling its origins, James Ungureanu argues that Draper and White actually hoped their narratives would preserve religious belief. For them, science was ultimately a scapegoat for a much larger and more important argument dating back to the Protestant Reformation, where one theological tradition was pitted against another—a more progressive, liberal, and diffusive Christianity against a more traditional, conservative, and orthodox Christianity. By the mid-nineteenth century, narratives of conflict between “science and religion” were largely deployed between contending theological schools of thought. However, these narratives were later appropriated by secularists, freethinkers, and atheists as weapons against all religion. By revisiting its origins, development, and popularization, Ungureanu ultimately reveals that the “conflict thesis” was just one of the many unintended consequences of the Protestant Reformation.
John Stuart Mill. 1 1 ! 1 1 1 would give rise to races with better and better seeing
powers until we might at last reach as ... of our knowledge , the adaptations in
Nature afford a large balance of probability in favour of creation by intelligence .
Can we wonder , then , that John Stuart Mill ... should be compelled to admit that “
the adaptations of Nature afford a large balance of probability in favour of
creation by intelligence . ... Whose mind is but the mind of his own 28 Theistic
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1835 ; John Stuart Mill , Utilitarianism 13 , Lond . 1897 ; Leslie Stephen , The
English probabilism is , in effect , nothing more than this . Utilitarians , Lond .
1900 . H. B. ALEXANDER . Even tutiorism relies upon a kind of expediency ,
though in ...
Publications : Melinda ( tanto gentile e tanto onesta ) , 1967 ; Don Juan - Salome
( Don GiovanniL ' azione Consiste ) ... 1990 ; The Probabilist Theism of John Stuart Mill , 1991 ; What Is Man ? , 1991 ; Five Philosophers : How Their Lives ...
... a vindication of ( John Stuart ] Mill ' s nonmetaphysical , piecemeal , pluralistic
logic . ” 83 But Peirce realized that Darwin ' s ideas differed sharply from the
empirical nominalism of Mill and Wright . He felt that the probabilistic uncertainty
Author: Paul Jerome Croce
Category: Social Science
Science and Religion in the Era of William James: Volume 1, Eclipse of Certainty, 1820-1880
Those are very suggestive words of John Stuart Mill in his posthumous works ,
when he admits the great weight on the side of theism of the argument from
adaptation , and further grants that theism once admitted , there is no real
Probabilist Theism of John Stuart Mill Harry Settanni . LC 91-19620 . ( American
University Studies , Five , Philosophy : Vol . 118 ) . 250p . 1992 . 41.95 ( ISBN 0-
8204-1513-8 ) . P Lang Pubs . Probabilistic Combinatorics & Its Applications .
Author: Edward WHITE (Minister of St. Paul's Chapel, Hawley Road.)Publish On: 1875
Stuart Mill on Immortality . An affecting summary of the arguments for immortality
under natural light has been given by Mr. John Stuart Mill in his recent work on Religion . ... expositor of what nature , carefully reasoning , really teaches as to
the probability of survival , on most of the grounds on which theologians have
Author: Edward WHITE (Minister of St. Paul's Chapel, Hawley Road.)
... John Stuart Mill in his recent work on Religion . They are in part cited here ,
because by many Mr . Mill will probably be accounted an able expositor of what
nature , carefully reasoning , really teaches as to the probability of survival , on