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
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The one thing I will comment on is Mill's prose style. - Goodreads
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Not a beautiful book. The ideas are integral to understanding some of our legal system and what people mean when they start claiming rights to self harm or management of others. Mill seems to make the ... Read full review

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A good thing to read to understand the original elements of liberalism, where we have diverted from it, and where I fundamentally disagree with its principles of individual vs community freedom. 'That ... Read full review


Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
Of Individuality as One of the Elements of Well

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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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