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On Liberty and Other Essays [NOOK Book]

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The four essays here collected, for the first time, in a single volume, show Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today--issues of the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. Contrary to the common view, these essays show Mill to be a systematic and consistent thinker rather than the muddled eclectic of traditional interpretations. Mill emerges as a thinker no ...
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Overview

The four essays here collected, for the first time, in a single volume, show Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today--issues of the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. Contrary to the common view, these essays show Mill to be a systematic and consistent thinker rather than the muddled eclectic of traditional interpretations. Mill emerges as a thinker no less ambitious than Marx, and one whose concerns are as much our own as his.
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"Usefully brings together his main political essays in inexpensive and accessible form."--J.D. Peters, University of Iowa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420937510
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,257,473
  • File size: 2 MB

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Jesus College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

On liberty
Utilitarianism
Considerations on representative government
The subjection of women
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