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Mill, John Stuart 

The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Richard L. GregoryRichard L. Gregory

(1806–73).British philosopher and political economist, born in London, the son of James Mill. He was brought up by his father to be a genius— which indeed he became—being taught Greek at the age of 3, Latin and arithmetic at 8, logic at 12, and political economy at 13. His only recreation was a daily walk with his father, and during this he was given oral examinations. Perhaps not surprisingly he suffered a severe mental crisis, but he recovered to become one of the outstanding intellects of his generation. In his ... ...

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