I’m reading John Stuart Mill’s Mathematics and Experience in which he argues that all of our knowledge is derived from experience. Reading this also brings to mind his works On Liberty and Utilitarianism. What strikes me is that I can’t help but consider J.S. Mill as being the best writer I’ve read in philosophy. He is the only one I know of that can consistently combine a creative and stylistic writing style with a clear and logical analysis of a problem. The way he expresses his ideas is both rigourous and literary.
Who are your favorite writer-philosophers?