On Liberty and Other Essays (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Political Science
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This volume, containing Mill's "On Liberty", "Utilitarianism", "Considerations of Representative Government", and "The Subjection of Women", draws together the basic ideas of liberalism that, although radical in their time, have gained recognition as comprehensive and relevant fundamentals of government, economics, and logic. Since the publication of "On Liberty" in 1859, no other nineteenth century philosopher has delved so deeply into the implications of independence from the state and what it means to be truly free. The four works contained here are accessible texts that clearly delineate Mill's philosophies, the most remarkable of which are the basis for liberty as the sovereignty of man over his own body and mind, Mill's famous "Harm Principle," true and false democratic government, and equality of the sexes.
  

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User Review  - Richard Newton - Goodreads

This is a nice edition bringing together 4 of Mill's essays into one volume. If you are not familiar with Mill's writing the underlying ideas are powerful even if there are flaws in some of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie Clemm - Goodreads

I only read "On Liberty" so technically I didn't read this entire book. However, I loved Mill's theories on how individualism is supposed to be more valued in society and what a crucial role it plays in the success of the State as a whole. Read full review

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Contents

ON LIBERTY
5
OF THE LIBERTY OF THOUGHT AND DISCUSSION
13
ON INDIVIDUALITY AS ONE OF THE ELEMENTS OF WELLBEING
37
OF THE LIMITS TO THE AUTHORITY OF SOCIETY OVER THE INDIVIDUAL
49
APPLICATIONS
60
UTILITARIANISM
74
WHAT UTILITARIANISM IS
77
OF THE ULTIMATE SANCTION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY
90
OF TRUE AND FALSE DEMOCRACY REPRESENTATION OF ALL AND REPRESENTATION OF THE MAJORITY ONLY
166
OF THE EXTENSION OF THE SUFFRAGE
180
SHOULD THERE BE TWO STAGES OF ELECTION?
190
OF THE MODE OF VOTING
194
OF THE DURATION OF PARLIAMENTS
204
OUGHT PLEDGES TO BE REQUIRED FROM MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT?
205
OF A SECOND CHAMBER
211
OF THE EXECUTIVE IN A REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
216

OF WHAT SORT OF PROOF THE PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY IS SUSCEPTIBLE
95
ON THE CONNEXION BETWEEN JUSTICE AND UTILITY
99
CONSIDERATIONS ON REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
113
TO WHAT EXTENT FORMS OF GOVERNMENT ARE A MATTER OF CHOICE
114
THE CRITERION OF A GOOD FORM OF GOVERNMENT
120
THAT THE IDEALLY BEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT IS REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
131
UNDER WHAT SOCIAL CONDITIONS REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IS INAPPLICABLE
142
OF THE PROPER FUNCTIONS OF REPRESENTATIVE BODIES
148
OF THE INFIRMITIES AND DANGERS TO WHICH REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IS LIABLE
157
OF LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE BODIES
226
OF NATIONALITY AS CONNECTED WITH REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
234
OF FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENTS
239
OF THE GOVERNMENT OF DEPENDENCIES BY A FREE STATE
245
THE SUBJECTION OF WOMEN
256
CHAPTER II
273
CHAPTER III
286
CHAPTER IV
304
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