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On Liberty / Edition 1

On Liberty / Edition 1

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by John Stuart Mill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879753366

ISBN-13: 9780879753368

Pub. Date: 04/28/1986

Publisher: Prometheus Books

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

Overview

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

Introduction1
On Liberty21
Chapter 1Introductory23
Chapter 2Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion41
Chapter 3Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Being87
Chapter 4Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual111
Chapter 5Applications135
Notes163
Study Guide171
Index175
About Steven M. Cahn and C. L. Ten179

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