Book Chapter

Mill on Religion


Millar A (1998) Mill on Religion. In: Skorupski J (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Mill. Cambridge Companions to Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 176-202.

The article reviews and discusses John Stuart Mill's ideas on religion. Particular attention is given to his posthumously published Three Essays on Religion. A central theme is Mill's preoccupation with whether we are up to what virtue demands.

John Stuart Mill; religion; utility of religion; nature; arguments for the existence of god.

Title of seriesCambridge Companions to Philosophy
Publication date30/04/1998
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publisher URL…e-companion-mill
Place of publicationCambridge