The Probabilist Theism of John Stuart Mill

The Probabilist Theism of John Stuart Mill

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

ISBN: UCSC:32106010392667

Category: Religion

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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.
Categories: Religion

John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity

John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity

Semmel, Bernard. John Stuart Mill and the Pursuit of Virtue. New Haven: Yale
University Press, 1984. Settanni, Harry. The Probabilist Theism of John Stuart Mill
. New York: Peter Lang, 1991. Shaw, G. Bernard. Fabian Essays in Socialism.

Author: Linda C. Raeder

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826263275

Category: Philosophy

Page: 402

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"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.
Categories: Philosophy

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill

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

ISBN: 9780191067402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Science Religion and the Protestant Tradition

Science  Religion  and the Protestant Tradition

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.
Larsen ...

Author: James C. Ungureanu

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822987116

Category: Science

Page: 309

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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.
Categories: Science

Three Essays on Religion

Three Essays on Religion

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044037770310

Category: Nature

Page: 302

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Categories: Nature

Dictionary of International Biography

Dictionary of International Biography

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018836267

Category: Biography

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A biographical record of contemporary achievement together with a key to the location of the original biographical notes.
Categories: Biography

Nature The Utility of Religion and Theism 4th Ed

Nature  The Utility of Religion and Theism  4th Ed

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 .

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022030789

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Page: 257

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Theistic Problems Being Essays on the Existence of God and His Relationship to Man

Theistic Problems  Being Essays on the Existence of God and His Relationship to Man

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
Problems .

Author: George Sexton

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590898421

Category: Theism

Page: 157

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Categories: Theism

Nature

Nature

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B107550

Category: Nature

Page: 257

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Categories: Nature

Comprehensive Dissertation Index

Comprehensive Dissertation Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015065693650

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Vols. for 1973- include the following subject areas: Biological sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental sciences, Health sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and statistics, Earth sciences, Physics, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law & political science, Business & economics, Geography & regional planning, Language & literature, Fine arts, Library & information science, Mass communications, Music, Philosophy and Religion.
Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics

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 ...

Author: James Hastings

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002413209M

Category: Ethics

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Categories: Ethics

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory

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 ...

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher:

ISBN: 1558625267

Category:

Page: 1094

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Science and Religion in the Era of William James Eclipse of certainty 1820 1880

Science and Religion in the Era of William James  Eclipse of certainty  1820 1880

... 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
of ...

Author: Paul Jerome Croce

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004143385

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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Science and Religion in the Era of William James: Volume 1, Eclipse of Certainty, 1820-1880
Categories: Social Science

Christian Thought

Christian Thought

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
metaphysical ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433089913515

Category: Apologetics

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Categories: Apologetics

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

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: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023709192

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Life in Christ a study of the Scripture doctrine on the nature of man the object of the divine incarnation and the conditions of human immortality

Life in Christ  a study of the Scripture doctrine on the nature of man  the object of the divine incarnation  and the conditions of human immortality

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
rested ...

Author: Edward WHITE (Minister of St. Paul's Chapel, Hawley Road.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023254690

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Life in Christ

Life in Christ

... 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
most ...

Author: Edward White

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068252752

Category: Immortality

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Categories: Immortality