Tyler Cowen

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2024

John Stuart Mill

The order you should read JS Mill:

On Liberty should be last. You have none of the context or intellectual equipment of Mill.

Mill is also very interesting on Tennyson, poetry, the ancients, French history, Tocqueville…

His thoughts on education reform: he understood the value of the classics, the need for more experimentation, and the value of educating people very early.

An MR post on John Stuart Mill and character development.

The Classics

Which 15 or so essays everyone should read

This should include William Hazlitt, “Why the arts are not progressive”.

Bach Cantatas

Suzuki’s recordings are by far the best.