Month: May 2014

TALK in Southampton: "Remoulding Mill: the posthumous reputation of John Stuart Mill" by Prof. David Stack

Later this week there will be a talk by Professor David Stack of the University of Reading–which I will be chairing–on the philosopher John Stuart Mill and his posthumous reputation.

David Stack has previously done a great deal of work on the interaction between British politics and ideas and science including–most strikingly for me–a work on the The First Darwinian Left: Socialism and Darwinism 1859-1914. This included an excellent chapter on Alfred Russel Wallace and the relationship between his evolutionism and socialism. Well worth a read.


It should be an excellent talk. It will be taking place at the University of Southampton’s Avenue Campus in building 65a, room 3057 on 14 May 2014 at 14:00.

The talk is organised by the University of Southampton’s Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research (SCNR).

*DavidĀ also published a shorter article on “The First Darwinian Left: Radical and Socialist Responses to Darwin, 1859-1914″in the journal, History of Political Thought, vol. 21, no. 4 (2000), which includes a section on Wallace on pp. 690-694.