On Liberty

On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill
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Wilder Publications
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On Liberty

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: 9781604594683
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 08/20/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

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
Study Guide171
About Steven M. Cahn and C. L. Ten179

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