On Liberty / Edition 1

On Liberty / Edition 1

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by John Stuart Mill
     
 

In the rich history of political philosophy, great minds have sought to define the nature and extent of human freedom, with careful justifications offered for the principles proposed. This tradition experienced a heightened degree of enthusiastic intensity upon the publication of On Liberty in England during the nineteenth century.

In this, his most powerful

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In the rich history of political philosophy, great minds have sought to define the nature and extent of human freedom, with careful justifications offered for the principles proposed. This tradition experienced a heightened degree of enthusiastic intensity upon the publication of On Liberty in England during the nineteenth century.

In this, his most powerful essay, John Stuart Mill defends individual liberty against both social and political encroachment, by daring to suggest that lines of demarcation be drawn to outline the proper role of government with respect to individual freedom. Apropriate spheres of action are offered for individuals, society, and the state; basic rules are established to deal with those cases in which human action may need to be restrained or limited.

Mill's eloquence and his unwavering dedication to the cause of freedom permeate every page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879753368
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/28/1986
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Note
A Note on the Life and Thought of John Stuart Mill1
A Reading of On Liberty28
On Liberty
Ch. IIntroductory73
Ch. IIOf the Liberty of Thought and Discussion86
Ch. IIIOf Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Being121
Ch. IVOf the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual139
Ch. VApplications156
Rethinking On Liberty
A Freedom Both Personal and Political179
On Liberty: A Revaluation197
Mill's Liberty and the Problem of Authority208
Mill as a Critic of Culture and Society224
Bibliography247

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