John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression: The Genesis of a Theory

John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression: The Genesis of a Theory

by K.C. O'Rourke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415253047

ISBN-13: 9780415253048

Pub. Date: 07/25/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The arguments advanced in the second chapter of On Liberty (1859) have become the touchstone for practically every discussion of freedom of speech, yet the broader development of John Stuart Mill's ideas concerning intellectual liberty has generally been neglected. This work attempts to fill that lacuna by looking beyond On Liberty, in order to understand the

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The arguments advanced in the second chapter of On Liberty (1859) have become the touchstone for practically every discussion of freedom of speech, yet the broader development of John Stuart Mill's ideas concerning intellectual liberty has generally been neglected. This work attempts to fill that lacuna by looking beyond On Liberty, in order to understand the evolution of Mill's ideas concerning freedom of thought and discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415253048
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/25/2001
Series:
Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Section I Chapter 1 A worthy successor Chapter 2 The aftermath of the 'mental crisis' Chapter 3 Coleridgian agendas Chapter 4 Joint productions? Section II Chapter 5 On Liberty: the 1859 response Chapter 6 Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Chapter 7 On Liberty: recent interpretations Chapter 8 Exceptions to freedom of thought and discussion Section III Chapter 9 After On Liberty: from theory to reality Chapter 10 Conclusion: Mill reassessed Bibliography

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