Date

1969

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

Sociology

First Adviser

Heiser, Rudolph

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to view John Stuart Mill's Logic of the Moral Sciences in terms of a polemic, rather than as the outgrowth of his logic of the natural sciences. Traditional interpretations have emphasized Mill's naturalism and inductivism; the interpretation embodied in this paper seeks to show that a better understanding of Mill's social methodology is effected if one approaches his work from the polemic among Mill, his father MacCaulay and Comte.

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