On liberty

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Norton, 1975 - Political Science - 260 pages
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Designed with political philosophy and philosophy of law courses in mind, this collection of essays by leading Mill scholars is an ideal introduction to the pressing questions raised in On Liberty. These insightful essays make clear the continued relevance of Mill's work to contemporary struggles to protect individual rights without harming others. The collection, part of the Critical Essays on the Classics Series, is a strong supplement for courses devoted to Mill at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Book jacket.

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Amazing clarity and precision in writing. - Goodreads
It's not easy to read, and not easy to make a review. - Goodreads
The one thing I will comment on is Mill's prose style. - Goodreads
The worst part of this book is the writing. - Goodreads

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The book is so great that whenever being asked about it, I'm just speechless, restless, wondering how to give the right word. It's not easy to read, and not easy to make a review. I keep delaying to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

Completely ahead of his time. I am not a libertarian, but this book/essay is important regardless of political persuasion. My only reason for not giving this 5 stars is that Mill, like many philosophers, waffles too much and is prone to repetition. Read full review

Contents

Introductory
3
Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
17
Of Individuality as One of the Elements of Well
53
Copyright

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John Stuart Mill, Classical economist, was born in 1806. His father was the Ricardian economist, James Mill. John Stuart Mill's writings on economics and philosophy were prodigious. His "Principles of Political Economy, With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy," published in 1848, was the leading economics textbook of the English-speaking world during the second half of the 19th century. Some of Mill's other works include "Considerations on Representative Government," "Auguste Comte and Positivism," "The Subjection of Women," and "Three Essays on Religion." John Mill died in 1873.

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