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Sir James Fitzjames Stephen

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(1829–94),

son of Sir J. Stephen and brother of Sir L. Stephen, became legal member of council in India (1869–72) and high court judge (1879–91). In 1861 he was counsel for Rowland Williams in the Essays and Reviews case. He was a member of the Apostles and the Metaphysical Society and vigorously contributed articles on social, moral, and controversial theological subjects to periodicals. Among his works were A History of the Criminal Law in England (1883), Horae Sabbaticae (1892, collected articles from the Saturday Review), and Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1873, re‐published 1967) in which he criticized J. S. Mill's utilitarian position in his essay On Liberty.

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