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Loyola professor Nicholas Capaldi to appear on C-SPAN2 on Sunday, April 4, at 7p.m. and 10 p.m.

Loyola announcement - March 2, 2004

Cambridge University Press has just released John Stuart Mill: A Biography, written by Nicholas Capaldi, the Legendre-Soule Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University New Orleans. The book received a positive review in the Washington Post on February 1 from Gertrude Himmelfarb, a neo-conservative icon and history professor emeritus at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

In addition to being well reviewed, Capaldi has been invited to appear on Book TV on the C-SPAN2 network. The network provides information about nonfiction books and their authors. Capaldi will appear with Brian Lamb on Sunday, April 4, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Capaldi has been at Loyola University since fall 2002, when he received the business ethics chair. Before coming to Loyola, he was the University of Tulsa McFarlin Endowed Professor of Philosophy and Research Professor of Law. He also was the founder and former director of Tulsa’s legal studies program.

In John Stuart Mill: A Biography Capaldi presents an account of the personal, social and environmental influences on J. S. Mill. Mill, who has been called “the quintessential Victorian liberal,” had been groomed by his father, James Mill, and Jeremy Bentham, the two most prominent philosophical conservative radicals of the early 19th century to follow their lead. Mill revolted and developed friendships with Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who introduced him to Romanticism. Capaldi also examined Mill’s relationship with wife, Harriet Taylor, who had a deep and profound influence on his thinking about the emancipation of women.

Capaldi has written six books, over 50 articles and has edited six anthologies. His principal research and teaching interest is in public policy and its intersection with political science, philosophy, law, religion and economics. He is a recent recipient of the Templeton Foundation Freedom Project Award.