John Stuart Mill , FRSE (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher , political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory , political theory , and political economy . He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". [ 3 ] Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. [ 4 ] He was a proponent of utilitarianism , an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham . Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductive approach to science, such as confirmation bias , he clearly set forth the premises of falsification as the key component in the scientific method . [ 5 ] Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy . [ edit ] Biography
I met god the other day. I know what you’re thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I’ll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and satisfactory answer.
1. "I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut 's "good uncle" Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Without A Country .