Utilitarianism, Liberty & Representative Government
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British philosopher, political economist, civil servant, and Member of Parliament. An advocate of utilitarianism, he was one of the most influential liberal thinkers of the 19th century.
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UTILITARIANISM CHAP PAGE I General Remarks i
What Utilitarianism Is
Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility
Of what sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible
Of the Connection between Justice and Utility
ON LIBERTY I Introductory
Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
Of Individuality as one of the Elements of Well being
Of the Proper Functions of Representative Bodies
Of the Infirmities and Dangers to which Representa tive Government is Liable
Of True and False Democracy Representation of All and Representation of the Majority only
Of the Extension of the Suffrage
Should there be Two Stages of Election?
Of the Mode of Voting
Of the Duration of Parliaments
Ought Pledges to be Required from Members of Parliament?
Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual
REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT I To what extent Forms of Government are a Matter of Choice
The Criterion of a Good Form of Government
That the ideally best Form of Government is Repre sentative Government
Under what Social Conditions Representative Govern ment is Inapplicable
Of a Second Chamber
Of the Executive in a Representative Government
Of Local Representative Bodies
Of Nationality as connected with Representative Government
Of Federal Representative Governments
Of the Government of Dependencies by a Free State
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