On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: 223

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On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: N.A

Category: Liberty

Page: 207

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Mill's mission in writing On Liberty can perhaps be best understood by looking at how he discussed his work in his Autobiography. Mill wrote that he believed On Liberty to be about "the importance, to man and society, of a large variety in types of character, and of giving full freedom to human nature to expand itself in innumerable and conflicting directions." This celebration of individuality and disdain for conformity runs throughout On Liberty. Mill rejects attempts, either through legal coercion or social pressure, to coerce people's opinions and behavior. He argues that the only time coercion is acceptable is when a person's behavior harms other people--otherwise, society should treat diversity with respect.

On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Liberty

Page: 68

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On Liberty and Other Essays

Author: John Stuart Mill,John Gray

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780192833846

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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Briefly: Mill's On Liberty is a summary of John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, which is designed to assist university and school-leaving students in acquiring knowledge and understanding this key text in the philosophy of religion. The book closely adheres to Mill's text, enabling the reader to follow each development in the argument as it occurs. An introductory chapter provides a brief introduction to John Stuart Mill and the period in which he wrote and why On Liberty is so significant. Following the detailed summary is a short overview to aid memory. With suggestions for further reading and an extensive glossary of terms found in the On Liberty, this book is a thorough introduction for those starting their study of John Stuart Mill's work.

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199670803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 547

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Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.

On Liberty

A Translation Into Modern English

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Industrial Systems Research

ISBN: 0906321638

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This is a modern language version of the classic 1859 essay. Essentially, it translates the work into current English with the aim of improving its readability and understandability. The translation is substantive but retains literalness and original word order and grammar as far as possible. Mill's primary concern in On Liberty is with the liberty of the individual. He is fully aware that personal freedom is only a part of freedom. People live in societies and their personal liberty depends on ¿ and contributes to ¿ economic and political institutional (etc.) freedom. In the course of the essay, Mill touches on many wider socio-cultural aspects of liberty. He does not examine them very systematically or in much depth. However, he is not setting out to write a comprehensive treatise on human liberty. Nor does On Liberty just attack state interference with freedom. Mill sets down as a basic principle that neither the state nor society has any business restricting the liberty of people except to prevent injury to others. CONTENTS: EDITORIAL FOREWORD 1: INTRODUCTORY 2: LIBERTY OF THOUGHT & DISCUSSION 3: INDIVIDUALITY: ONE OF THE ELEMENTS OF WELL-BEING 4: THE LIMITS TO THE AUTHORITY OF SOCIETY OVER THE INDIVIDUAL 5: APPLICATIONS

On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551111995

Category: History

Page: 294

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Mill predicted that “[t]he Liberty is likely to survive longer than anything else that I have written … because the conjunction of [Harriet Taylor’s] mind with mine has rendered it a kind of philosophic text-book of a single truth, which the changes progressively taking place in modern society tend to bring out in ever greater relief.” Indeed, On Liberty is one of the most influential books ever written, and remains a foundational document for the understanding of vital political, philosophical and social issues. In addition to its many useful appendices, this new edition includes a chronology, bibliography, and a substantial introduction which outlines Mill’s life and works, and sets this central work of 1859 in the context of both his own intellectual development and of the play of ideas and political forces in Victorian society.

On liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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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.

On Liberty and the Subjection of Women

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141945613

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A prodigiously brilliant thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age, the political and social radical John Stuart Mill was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century. Regarded as one of the sacred texts of liberalism, his great work On Liberty argues lucidly that any democracy risks becoming a 'tyranny of opinion' in which minority views are suppressed if they do not conform with those of the majority. Written in the same period as On Liberty, shortly after the death of Mill's beloved wife and fellow-thinker Harriet, The Subjection of Women stresses the importance of equality for the sexes. Together, the works provide a fascinating testimony to the hopes and anxieties of mid-Victorian England, and offer a compelling consideration of what it truly means to be free.

J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379175

Category: History

Page: 289

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On Liberty has become celebrated as the most powerful defence of the freedom of the individual, and is now widely regarded as the most important theoretical foundation for Liberalism as a political creed. The Subjection of Women is a powerful indictment of the political, social, and economic position of women. This edition, first published in 1989, brings together these two classic texts, plus Mill's posthumous Chapters on Socialism, his somewhat neglected examination of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of socialism. The editor's substantial introduction places these three works in the context both of Mill's life and of nineteenth-century intellectual and political history. There is also a chronology of Mill's life, a bibliographical guide, and a biographical appendix of names cited in the texts.

On Liberty and Utilitarianism

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 055390499X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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These two essays by John Stuart Mill, England's greatest nineteenth-century philosopher, are the fruit of six hundred years of progressive thought about individual rights and the responsibilities of society. Together they provide the moral and theoretical justification for liberal democracy as we know it, and their incalculable influence on modern history testifies not only to the force of their arguments, but also to the power ideas can have over human affairs. From the Hardcover edition.

On Liberty

The Subjection of Women

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Liberty

Page: 394

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Mill's 'On Liberty'

A Reader's Guide

Author: Geoffrey Scarre

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826486487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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A Reader's Guide to a Classic of Moral and Pollical Philosophy

On Liberty

Author: Shami Chakrabarti

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846148103

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty, the UK's leading civil rights organization, on 10 September 2001 - explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. She shows, too, the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, Chakrabarti shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy.

Mill's On Liberty

A Critical Guide

Author: C. L. Ten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521873568

Category: History

Page: 243

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This volume of essays covers the whole range of problems raised in and by Mill's On Liberty, including the concept of liberty, the toleration of diversity, freedom of expression, the value of allowing 'experiments in living', the basis of individual liberty, multiculturalism and the claims of minority cultural groups.

The Routledge Guidebook to Mill's On Liberty

Author: Jonathan Riley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131754336X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 354

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John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty is widely regarded as one of the most influential and stirring pieces of political philosophy ever written. Ever relevant in our increasingly surveillance dominated culture, the essay argues strongly in favour of the moral rights of individuality, including rights of privacy and of freedom of expression. The Routledge Guidebook to Mill’s On Liberty introduces the major themes in Mill’s great book and aids the reader in understanding this key work, covering: the context of Mill’s work and the background to his writing each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact the reception the book received when first seen by the world the relevance of Mill’s work to modern philosophy. With further reading included for each chapter, this text is essential reading for all students of philosophy and political theory, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work of political philosophy.

Utilitarianism and On Liberty

Including 'Essay on Bentham' and Selections from the Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047077679X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought. Contains Mill's most famous and influential works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty as well as his important Essay on Bentham. Uses the 1871 edition of Utilitarianism, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. Includes selections from Bentham and John Austin, the two thinkers who most influenced Mill. Introduction written by Mary Warnock, a highly respected figure in 20th-century ethics in her own right. Provides an extensive, up-to-date bibliography with the best scholarship on Mill, Bentham and Utilitarianism.

Autobiography of J.S. Mill & on Liberty; Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh & Sir Walter Scott

Author: John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616401540

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 478

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Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XXV contains works by two great 19th-century writers: On Liberty, the greatest work from British political philosopher JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873), often mentioned in the same breath with the Communist Manifesto; and his 1873 autobiography, in which Mill reveals how his life was inextricably connected to that of his father, Scottish philosopher James Mill. And from Mill's close friend, Scottish essayist THOMAS CARLYLE (1795-1881): the 1831 essay "Characteristics," a critique of Romanticism; "Inaugural Address at Edinburgh," from 1866, a fascinating and telling summary of his own intellectual history; and an 1838 piece, "Sir Walter Scott," that explains the ethical rather than aesthetic foundations of his literary criticism. English philosopher and politician JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873) served as an administrator in the East Indian Company from 1823 to 1858, and as a member of parliament from 1865 to 1868. Among his essays on a wide range of political and social thought are Principles of Political Economy (1848), Considerations on Representative Government (1861), Utilitarianism (1863), and The Subjection of Women (1869).

Mill's On Liberty

Critical Essays

Author: Gerald Dworkin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847684892

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

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On Liberty continues to shape modern Western conceptions of individual freedom. These essays, by 9 leading scholars, provide an introduction to the work as well as making important contributions to more advanced analysis.