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Please provide an overview of John Stuart Mill's philosophies and both list and describe his Five Methods of Causality.

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This solution provides an introduction to Millsian philosophy and a concise description of Mill's Five Methods of Causality.

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Mill's Methods of Causality

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) influenced the shape of nineteenth century British thought and political discourse. His work has contributed to logic, epistemology, economics, social and political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, religion, and current affairs.

Mill subscribed to the idea that our best method of explaining the world is by the natural sciences. Anything that we can know about human minds and wills comes from the causal order investigated by the sciences. Mill disagreed ...

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