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  1. Utility, Reason and Rhetoric: James Mill's Metaphor of the Historian as Judge.Antis Loizides - 2019 - Utilitas 31 (4):431-449.
    James Mill's History of British India made a rather strange claim: first-hand experience of India was not vital in writing a history – potentially, it led to false ideas about its subject-matter: eyewitnesses are susceptible to bias. The historian was thus to perform his task as a judge: sifting through various testimonies to obtain a ‘more perfect’ conception of the whole than those who witnessed its various parts. Although strange, Mill's claim does not bewilder his readers: after all, Mill was (...)
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  • The Return of James Mill.Mariangela Ripoli - 1998 - Utilitas 10 (1):105-.
    This paper argues that James Mill is worthy of greater study than he now receives. It outlines the course of scholarship on James Mill, and considers various hypotheses to explain the decline of interest in his writings. Two examples, in education and penal theory, are presented of cases in which James Mill's views differed significantly from Bentham's, and anticipated those of John Stuart Mill.
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