Mill's Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy

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Facsimiles of 26 essays from scholarly journals, most of which consider still John Stuart Mills' (1806-73) best known and most controversial defense of individual liberty. They are presented in sections on liberty and harm to others; harm, moral distress, and indecency; individuality and experiments in living; happiness and freedom; paternalism; the development of his views on liberty; his utilitarianism; and the subjection of women. More specific topics include the limits of state action, custom and progress, self-enslavement, his theory of morality, and his liberal feminism. No subject index is provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Series Preface xi
Introduction xiii
Liberty and Utility xiii
A Guide to the Essays xx
Additional Reading xxiii
Part I Liberty and Harm to Others
1 'Mill on Liberty and Morality', The Philosophical Review, 81, pp. 133-58. (1972) 3
2 'Liberty and Harm to Others', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Vol. 5, pp. 1-19. (1979) 29
3 'Mill on Liberty in Morals', The University of Chicago Law Review, 32, pp. 215-35. (1965) 49
4 'A Re-Reading of Mill on Liberty', Political Studies, 8, pp. 113-29. (1960) 71
Part II Harm, Moral Distress and Indecency
5 'John Stuart Mill and the Limits of State Action', Social Research, 40, pp. 1-30. (1973) 91
6 '"On Liberty" and Morality-Dependent Harms', Political Studies, 30, pp. 504-14. (1982) 121
7 'Mill and the Value of Moral Distress', Political Studies, 35, pp. 410-23. (1987) 133
8 'Mill, Indecency and the Liberty Principle', Utilitas, 10, pp. 1-16. (1998) 147
Part III Individuality and Experiments in Living
9 'John Stuart Mill and Experiments in Living', Ethics, 102, pp. 4-26. (1991) 165
10 'Individuality, Custom and Progress', Utilitas, 3, pp. 217-44. (1991) 189
Part IV Happiness and Freedom
11 'Happiness and Freedom: Recent Work on John Stuart Mill', Philosophy and Public Affairs, 15, pp. 188-99. (1986) 219
Part V Paternalism
12 'Mill versus Paternalism', Ethics, 90, pp. 470-89. (1980) 233
13 'More on Self-Enslavement and Paternalism in Mill', Utilitas, 1, pp. 144-50. (1989) 253
14 'Paternalism, Utility, and Fairness', Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 170, pp. 409-37. (1989) 261
Part VI The Development of Mill's Views on Liberty
15 'Mill and Liberty', Journal of the History of Ideas, 30, pp. 47-68. (1969) 293
Part VII Mill's Utilitarianism
16 'John Stuart Mill's Art of Living', The Listener, 21 October, pp. 620-22. (1965) 317
17 'Mill's Theory of Morality', Nous, 10, pp. 101-20. (1976) 321
18 'Mill's Conception of Happiness as an Inclusive End', Journal of the History of Philosophy, 25, pp. 417-31. (1987) 341
19 'Mill's Deliberative Utilitarianism', Philosophy and Public Affairs, 21, pp. 67-103. (1992) 357
20 'John Stuart Mill on Justice and Fairness', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Vol. 5, pp. 115-36. (1979) 395
21 'On Interpreting Mill's Utilitarianism', Journal of the History of Philosophy, 6, pp. 35-46. (1968) 417
Part VIII The Subjection of Women
22 'Mill and the Subjection of Women', Philosophy, 52, pp. 179-94. (1977) 431
23 'John Stuart Mill's Liberal Feminism', Philosophical Studies, 69, pp. 155-66. (1993) 447
24 'John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor on Women and Marriage', Utilitas, 6, pp. 287-99. (1994) 459
25 'John Stuart Mill and the Harm of Pornography', Ethics, 102, pp. 534-51. (1992) 473
26 'Mill and Pornography', Ethics, 103, pp. 726-30. (1993) 491
Name Index 497
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