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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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Journal
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Volume
20
Issue
4
Pages
300-307
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Dates
published
2010-12-01
online
2010-12-16
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  • Plaza del Cardenal Salazar, 3, 14003-Córdoba Spain
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Publication order reference
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10023-010-0032-x
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