On Liberty: A Philosophical Work

On Liberty: A Philosophical Work

by John Stuart Mill

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On Liberty

John Stuart Mill

On Liberty is a philosophical work by English philosopher John Stuart Mill, originally intended as a short essay.

On Liberty was a greatly influential and well received work, although it did not go without criticism. Some attacked it for its apparent discontinuity with Utilitarianism, while others criticized its vagueness. The ideas presented in On Liberty have remained the basis of much liberal political thought. It has remained in print continuously since its initial publication. To this day, a copy of On Liberty is passed to the president of the British Liberal Democrats as a symbol of office. A copy of the same book is also presented to and then held by the president of the Liberal Party as a symbol of office.

Mill's marriage to his wife Harriet Taylor Mill greatly influenced the concepts in On Liberty, which was largely finished prior to her death, and published shortly after she died.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539077602
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2016
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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John Stuart Mill

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