By John Stuart Mill
One of many maximum prodigies of his period, John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was once learning mathematics and Greek via the age of 3, as a part of an astonishingly excessive schooling at his father's hand. Intellectually very good, fearless and profound, he grew to become a number one Victorian liberal philosopher, whose works - together with "On Liberty", "Utilitarianism", "The Subjection of Women" and this "Autobiography" - are one of the crowning achievements of the age. the following he describes the pressures put on him by means of his youth, the psychological breakdown he suffered as a tender guy, his fight to appreciate an international of emotions and feelings a long way faraway from his father's strict didacticism, and the later improvement of his personal radical ideals. A relocating account of a unprecedented existence, this nice autobiography unearths a guy of deep integrity, continuously trying to find fact.
Read or Download Autobiography (Penguin Classics) PDF
Similar autobiography books
One woman's actual tale of 11 days of frozen worry, incredible degradation and incessant anticipation.
A terrifying real tale of kidnap, torture and dramatic rescue via the FBI and the KGB. Chechen terrorists associated with Al-Qaeda orchestrate a Moscow abduction, maintaining westerners Yvonne and her husband Danny hostage for $1. 6 million they don't have. it is going to take huge, immense braveness and a world rescue attempt to deliver them domestic. 11 Days of Hell is the chilling actual tale of kidnap, torture, rape and survival. Yvonne Bornstein relives the trauma that also has the ability to make her shake with fear.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter used to be using a wave of good fortune. The survivor of a tricky formative years, he rose to develop into a best contender for the middleweight boxing crown. yet his occupation crashed to a halt on may well 26, 1967, while he and one other guy have been came upon responsible of the homicide of 3 white humans and sentenced to 3 consecutive lifestyles phrases.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1817 paintings Biographia Literaria is an autobiography in discourse; loosely based and non-linear, the paintings is meditative and includes a variety of philosophical essays. at first criticized because the fabricated from Coleridge's opiate-driven descent into ailment, newer critics have given the paintings way more credits and popularity.
Tony O'Reilly strode into the twenty-first century an Irishman aside. Strikingly handsome, athletically talented, irresistibly charismatic and phenomenally prosperous, he had every little thing any guy may possibly wish. for plenty of, he was once a hero, the dwelling embodiment of Irish power; for others, he was once an smug and overbearing presence on the center of strength.
- Incest: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1932–1934)
- The Complete Autobiographies of Frederick Douglass
- Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters
- The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
- Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love and Porn
Extra info for Autobiography (Penguin Classics)
He writes: ‘Now the idea that the real I lives in my body is connected with the peculiar grammar of the word ‘‘I,’’ and the misunderstandings this grammar is liable to give rise to’ (p. 66). At this stage of his development Wittgenstein draws a contrast (one to be made with much greater subtlety in Philosophical Investigations and his mature writings on the philosophy of psychology) between categories of cases where ‘I’ is used as an object and those where it is used as a subject. If I refer to my broken arm, the bump on my forehead, or the fact that I have grown six inches (p.
And the aim of the philosophical undertaking that utilizes therapeutic, argumentative, and self-monitoring modes of analysis (along with multi-voiced selfdirected dialogue) is, of course, conceptual clarity, perspicuity, and—in a philosophical sense—self-understanding. Conceptual perspicuity, as we see at the close of the ﬁnal section, is the kind of thing one achieves in a case-by-case, piecemeal manner. The fact that we cannot characterize generally a system called ‘Wittgenstein’s method’ or generically deﬁne ‘perspicuousness’ itself (as we will see by returning to Cavell and to Cavell’s Emerson at this point), along with the fact that one cannot at the end of investigations of this kind elucidate a succinctly expressed theory of autobiographical or self-descriptive language that stands at the end of a single overarching argumentative line, is not a limitation.
And this shows something of the distinctively personal nature of this kind, or idiom, of philosophical work. The seeing of newly emergent connections of the kind examined in Chapter 6, and the layered and intricate analyses of linguistically induced conceptual disquietudes, take time and care—as does the kind of autobiographical work (whether it manifests itself in a formal autobiography, memoir, diary, or not) considered throughout this study. Some have argued that Wittgenstein’s ‘method’ is essentially (there is a gentle irony that appears Introduction: The Cartesian Legacy 13 on both sides of the debate here) therapeutic, while others have argued that it is essentially more conventionally argumentative in nature.