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Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Liam Kofi - Goodreads

The moment immediately after reading "On Liberty" is the nearest that I ever came to being a liberal. This should be required reading in secondary schools Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Kenny - Goodreads

More compulsively readable than initially thought. Gets a lot right about Chinese education surprising for that time period, with so little contact and information dissemination not as advanced as it ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

While I disagree with Mills' views of privat property, I was deeply influenced by the liberal utilitarian philosophy espoused in this work. Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Dustin Hanvey - Goodreads

Rereading "On Liberty" and reading "Utilitarianism" reminded me why Mill is one of my favorite political philosophers. Many of his ideas have become almost axiomatic, especially the liberty of the ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Ike Sharpless - Goodreads

"He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that." Indeed. Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Dave Brown - Goodreads

Well, it's a bit dry for sure, it was after all published in 1859 as one piece, so it can be a bit like gnawing on drywall, but this is a seminal text in these troubling days. I believe liberty to be ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

The only canonical author who has actually shaped my political philosophy. Great essays. Also, the man knows is eminently quotable. "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed ... Read full review

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User Review  - eesenor - Goodreads

Mill presents his influential definition of the scope and limits of personal political freedom. Read full review

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User Review  - Rabia - Goodreads

I read this for my philosophy class and instantly agreed with Mill's position. He makes arguments that are logical that it was undeniable. His ideas broke the stream of thought that was so common. Read full review


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