J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings

J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings

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by John Stuart Mill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521379172

ISBN-13: 9780521379175

Pub. Date: 08/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Stuart Mill is one of the few indisputably classic authors in the history of political thought. On Liberty, first published in 1851, has become celebrated as the most powerful defense of the freedom of the individual and it is now widely regarded as the most important theoretical foundation for Liberalism as a political creed. Similarly, his The Subjection of

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John Stuart Mill is one of the few indisputably classic authors in the history of political thought. On Liberty, first published in 1851, has become celebrated as the most powerful defense of the freedom of the individual and it is now widely regarded as the most important theoretical foundation for Liberalism as a political creed. Similarly, his The Subjection of Women, a powerful indictment of the political, social, and economic position of women, has become one of the cardinal documents of modern feminism. This edition brings together these two classic texts, plus Mill's posthumous Chapters on Socialism, his somewhat neglected examination of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of Socialism. The Editor's substantial Introduction places these three works in the context both of Mill's life and of nineteenth-century intellectual and political history, and assesses their continuing relevance.

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ISBN-13:
9780521379175
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1989
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
769,806
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronology; Bibliographical notes; Acknowledgements and note on the texts; Biographical synopses; On Liberty; The Subjection of Women; Chapters on Socialism; Index.

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J. S. Mill: 'on Liberty' and Other Writings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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John Stuart wasn't around when this country was founded, but he wrote what I consider to be the very finest example of the importance of personal liberty. The way Mill stresses the need for society to be tolerant of other people's beliefs and actions as long as they don't directly effect others. His realization that this is the only way society can truly grow. On Liberty is also grouped with The Subjection of Women which is also a classic text in the equal rights movement not only the womens movement.