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Early Education

by Bill Hayes

In Early Education, Lapham’s Quarterly lists the many, many works the 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill read before the age of 7. Among them were works he read in the original Greek such as Aesop’s The Fables; Xenophon’s The Anabasis, Memorials of Socrates, and The Cryopadeia; Herodotus’ The Histories, Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Cratylus, and Theaetetus. [more]

For a related free classroom lesson on Mill’s life (including his education) and philosophy, see John Stuart Mill and Individual Liberty from CRF’s Bill of Rights in Action Archive.