On Liberty

From the Introduction In his Autobiography, Mill predicts that the essay On Liberty is "likely to survive longer than anything else that I have written.

Author: John Stuart Mill

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Category: Liberty

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From the Introduction In his Autobiography, Mill predicts that the essay On Liberty is "likely to survive longer than anything else that I have written." He goes on to say that the essay is the expression of a "single truth: " "the importance, to man and society, of a large variety of types of character, and of giving full freedom to human nature to expand itself in innumerable and conflicting directions." In the essay itself, Mill defines his subject as "the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." He defends the absolute freedom of individuals to engage in conduct not harmful to others, and the near-absolute freedom to express and discuss opinions of all kinds. Mill's essay survives, as he had predicted, because his powerful message is still widely rejected by the powerful, and by those who continue to seek power over the lives of others.

On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

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Category: Liberty

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On Liberty

On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859.

Author: John Stuart Mill

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Category: Liberty

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On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859. To the Victorian readers of the time it was a radical work, advocating moral and economic freedom of individuals from the state.

On Liberty Ed Alexander

HERE is much that is true in the part of Mr. Mill's essay on Liberty which treats of
freedom of thought; some important truths are there beautifully expressed, but
many, quite vital, are omitted; and the balance, therefore, is wrongly struck. 5.

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551111995

Category: History

Page: 294

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Mill predicted that “[t]he Liberty is likely to survive longer than anything else that I have written … because the conjunction of [Harriet Taylor’s] mind with mine has rendered it a kind of philosophic text-book of a single truth, which the changes progressively taking place in modern society tend to bring out in ever greater relief.” Indeed, On Liberty is one of the most influential books ever written, and remains a foundational document for the understanding of vital political, philosophical and social issues. In addition to its many useful appendices, this new edition includes a chronology, bibliography, and a substantial introduction which outlines Mill’s life and works, and sets this central work of 1859 in the context of both his own intellectual development and of the play of ideas and political forces in Victorian society.

Mill s On Liberty

Richard J. Arneson Liberals of various philosophical persuasions, perhaps
including John Locke and J. S. Mill, have espoused a familiar principle that I will
call the liberty principle, which holds that people should be left free to do
whatever ...

Author: Gerald Dworkin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847684892

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

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John Stuart Mill's On Liberty (1860) continues to shape modern Western conceptions of individual freedom. Designed with political philosophy and philosophy of law courses in mind, this collection of essays by leading Mill scholars is an ideal introduction to On Liberty. Selected for their importance and accessibility, the essays make clear the continued relevance of Mill's work to contemporary struggles to protect individual rights without harming others. The collection is also useful for courses devoted to Mill at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Mill s On Liberty

ON LIBERTY CONTENTS Editors ' Introduction CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1
CHAPTER 2 Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion 19 CHAPTER 3 Of
Individuality , as One of the Elements of Wellbeing 67 CHAPTER 4 Of the Limits
to the ...

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Agora Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781887250313

Category: Philosophy

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Mill?s thinking about freedom in civic and social life examines fundamental principles shared among conservative, liberal, and radical politicians. The life of true philosophy stands outside the political battles that are rampant in society and seeks the political wisdom that is necessary for a good life in any age. Mill?s philosophical presentation and analysis of those principles stand alongside the reflections of Plato, Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. When the officials of any government seek to change the laws that regulate individual liberty or when rhetoricians seek to change public opinion about what individuals should or should not be allowed to say or do, Mill?s On Liberty serves as an effective antidote to the poisons of excessive intrusion into the lives of individuals. The present edition is specifically designed to employ the dual nature of rhetoric ? oral and written language ? and to utilize electronic technology to open Mill?s text to contemporary listeners as well as readers. English, like all natural languages, changes over time. Some aspects of Mill?s 19th century prose have sifted in meaning, leading to confusion and misunderstanding. His frequent use of long and indirect sentences distorts the clarity and logical precision of his ideas. The sexist language that was customary in his day violates one of Mill?s most fundamental principles, developed so forcefully in The Subjection of Women, which he wrote in 1861. Our revision seeks to capture the spirit and meaning of Mill?s philosophy while overcoming those difficulties. The text is unabridged. We have sought to render Mill?s words in a form that brings a living presence to ideas that are vital for life itself.

Mill on Liberty

and liberty to another party . Those contracts too are permanently irrevocable ,
and destroy all possibility of self - development in the future . To justify
interference with suicide and grave self - mutilation , as well as non - enforcement
of ...

Author: Associate Professor Murphy Institute Jonathan Riley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415141895

Category: Political Science

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Mill's "On Liberty" is a statement in favour of the rights of the individual. This text introduces and assesses Mill's life and the background of "On Liberty". The ideas of the work are considered along with the continuing importance of Mill's work to philosophy and political thought today.

On Liberty and Other Essays

Presents the text of four essays by nineteenth-century English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, and includes textual and explanatory notes, chronology, and introduction.

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833846

Category: Political Science

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Presents the text of four essays by nineteenth-century English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, and includes textual and explanatory notes, chronology, and introduction.

J S Mill On Liberty and Other Writings

Of the works reprinted here , On Liberty is in Vol . XVIII , Essays on Politics and
Society , with Introduction by Alexander Brady ; The Subjection of Women is in
Vol . XXI , Essays on Equality , Law , and Education , with Introduction by Stefan ...

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379175

Category: History

Page: 289

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Three of Mill's classic texts, On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and the posthumous Chapters on Socialism are brought together in this edition.

On Liberty of the Press

Author: James Mill

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Mill s On Liberty

On Liberty, ed. Alexander, Edward (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press,
1999). On Liberty and Other Writings, ed. Collini, Stefan (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1989). On Liberty, ed. Gray, John (Oxford: Oxford University
Press, ...

Author: Geoffrey Scarre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441165703

Category: Philosophy

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Continuum's Reader's Guides are clear, concise and accessible introductions to classic works of philosophy. Each book explores the major themes, historical and philosophical context and key passages of a major philosophical text, guiding the reader toward a thorough understanding of often demanding material. Ideal for undergraduate students, the guides provide an essential resource for anyone who needs to get to grips with a philosophical text. First published in 1859, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty has exerted an enormous influence on philosophical and political thought ever since. Mill, also famous for his writings on utilitarianism, argues that individual liberty is of paramount importance and that any infringements of it must be kept to an absolute minimum. Mill himself described his brief but brilliant book as asserting 'one very simple principle . . . that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering in the liberty of any of their number, is self-protection.' Of course, drawing out the implications of this principle have proved to be anything but simple, and the various interpretations of Mill's doctrine have spawned countless debates and mountains of secondary literature. Numerous moral and political theorists have drawn on Mill's work, including Berlin, Rawls and Raz, and his ideas remain as relevant as ever today.

Hobbes and Bramhall on Liberty and Necessity

Liberty,. Necessity,. and. Chance. To the reader You shall find in this little volume
the questions concerning necessity, freedom, and chance, which in all ages have
perplexed the minds of curious men, largely and clearly discussed, and the ...

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521596688

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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This volume presents the famous seventeenth-century debate on freedom between Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall.

On Liberty Ed Kahn

Responses to On Liberty Arneson, Richard J. “Mill versus Paternalism.” Ethics 90
(1980): 470-89. ——. “Paternalism, Utility, and Fairness.” Revue Internationale de
Philosophie 170 (1989): 409-23. Reprinted in Mill's On Liberty: Critical Essays.

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460404688

Category: Philosophy

Page: 235

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In this work, Mill reflects on the struggle between liberty and authority and defends the view that “the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.” He questions attempts to limit freedom of conscience and religion, freedom to pursue one’s own interests, and freedom to unite, and he defends a liberal political and social order in which there is considerable room for personal development and freedom of association. This new Broadview Edition demonstrates the ways in which Mill’s intellectual landscape differed markedly from our own, while also drawing attention to the reasons why the work remains relevant and essential reading in the present day. Appendices include antecedents to Mill’s work, critical discussions by his contemporaries, and related writings by Mill. Please note: Broadview offers two separate editions of On Liberty. The Kahn edition is particularly relevant to readers who are interested in how the work is situated in the history of political philosophy, whereas the Alexander edition is recommended to those most interested in the work’s Victorian literary and social contexts.

Mill s On Liberty

CHAPTER 6 Mill on consensual domination Frank Lovett In his essay On Liberty,
John Stuart Mill does not discuss at any length the meaning of political liberty or
freedom. “The only freedom which deserves the name,” he is content to assert, ...

Author: C. L. Ten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521873568

Category: History

Page: 243

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This volume of essays covers the whole range of problems raised in and by Mill's On Liberty, including the concept of liberty, the toleration of diversity, freedom of expression, the value of allowing 'experiments in living', the basis of individual liberty, multiculturalism and the claims of minority cultural groups.

On Liberty

This is the question at the heart of our Human Rights Act debate. We will decide
who we are and where we are heading and like it or not, we are telling the world.
Shami Chakrabarti, Liberty House, June 2015. Introduction This book has been ...

Author: Shami Chakrabarti

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846148103

Category: Political Science

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On Liberty is the story of today's threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights, from Shami Chakrabarti, Britain's leading human rights campaigner On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. She shows, too, the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, Chakrabarti shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy. 'Probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years' - David Aaronovitch, The Times 'The undaunted freedom fighter' - Observer 'The most dangerous woman in Britain' - Sun

Mill on Liberty A Defence

In this book a received view is contested as to the character of John Stuart Mill's
writings about liberty. It has become a commonplace of the intellectual history of
nineteenth-century England that the younger Mill is at best a transitional thinker ...

Author: John Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134802870

Category: Philosophy

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Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism. The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot. This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

Utilitarianism and On Liberty

The subject of this Essay is not the so-called Liberty of the Will, so unfortunately
opposed to the misnamed doctrine of Philosophical Necessity; but Civil, or Social
Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by
 ...

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047077679X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought. Contains Mill's most famous and influential works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty as well as his important Essay on Bentham. Uses the 1871 edition of Utilitarianism, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. Includes selections from Bentham and John Austin, the two thinkers who most influenced Mill. Introduction written by Mary Warnock, a highly respected figure in 20th-century ethics in her own right. Provides an extensive, up-to-date bibliography with the best scholarship on Mill, Bentham and Utilitarianism.

On Liberty and Utilitarianism

LIBERTY. by Alan M. Dershowitz THE PRINCIPLE FEW PRINCIPLES of civic
morality have had so profound an intellectual influence within Western
democracies as John Stuart Mills “one very simple principie.” The principle,
governing the ...

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 055390499X

Category: Philosophy

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These two essays by John Stuart Mill, England's greatest nineteenth-century philosopher, are the fruit of six hundred years of progressive thought about individual rights and the responsibilities of society. Together they provide the moral and theoretical justification for liberal democracy as we know it, and their incalculable influence on modern history testifies not only to the force of their arguments, but also to the power ideas can have over human affairs.

Hayek on Liberty

liberty. THE ORIGINS AND NATURE OF LAW Hayek's understanding of law is
inseparable from the account he gives of the nature of morality, and few aspects
of his work are so often misunderstood as the conception he develops of morality.

Author: John Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113469010X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

John Stuart Mill on Liberty

JOHN STUART MILL ON LIBERTY . A CRITIQUE . The issue of a “ People's
Edition ” of the political writings of Mr. Mill furnishes a seasonable opportunity for
attempting a critical estimate of the philosophical value and moral influence of
some ...

Author: Joseph Parker

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Category: Liberty

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