On Liberty

On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill
     
 

Published in 1859, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty presented one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom in nineteenth-century social and political philosophy and is today perhaps the most widely-read liberal argument in support of the value of liberty. Mill’s passionate advocacy of spontaneity, individuality, and diversity, along with his contemptSee more details below

Overview

Published in 1859, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty presented one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom in nineteenth-century social and political philosophy and is today perhaps the most widely-read liberal argument in support of the value of liberty. Mill’s passionate advocacy of spontaneity, individuality, and diversity, along with his contempt for compulsory uniformity and the despotism of popular opinion, has attracted both admiration and condemnation.

About the Author:
John Stuart Mill was born in a suburb of London on May 20, 1806. By the age of ten he was reading classical authors in the original Greek and Latin, was proficient in history, algebra, and geometry, and soon after began to study logic, political economy, and law. He was elected to Parliament in 1865 and held the Radical seat for Westminster for the next three years. Mill died in Avignon, France, on May 7, 1873.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599869735
Publisher:
Filiquarian Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(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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