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2010 | 20 | 4 | 300-307
Article title

J. S. MILL AND THE ART OF COMPROMISE

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The word 'compromise' means a kind of agreement and a concession to something harmful or wrong. I argue that particularly this second sense is quite relevant in the ethics of political action. John Stuart Mill focused upon this issue in his 'Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform 1859'. I outline Mill's doctrine on compromise looking at the external and internal features of an acceptable measure of compromise. These features provide a set of conditions necessary in order for compromise to take place, but they do not guarantee sufficient conditions. In order to assess Mill's political coherence and to draw a general distinction between strategic and ethical compromises the paper concludes by considering two compromise measures that Mill adopted while he was a Member of Parliament.
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  • Rafel Cejudo, Plaza del Cardenal Salazar, 3, 14003 Cordoba, Spain, Tel.: +34 957 21 87 75, Fax: +34 957 21 87 88
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11PLAAAA090719
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bwmeta1.element.30037139-64bb-3745-bb9a-798175063e13
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