(1773 - 1836)
"It cannot be precisely known how any thing is good
or bad, till it is precisely known what it is."
The Scottish-born utilitarian James Mill is best known today simply as father of John Stuart Mill. However, the elder Mill was a distinguished histrian, economist and journalist in his own right; and a close ally of the founder of utilitarian ethics, Jeremy Bentham.
Happiness is Back
The Despair of J.S. Mill