On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil rights

Page: 223

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On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185360

Category: Freiheit

Page: 350

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On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill,Elizabeth Rapaport

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915144433

Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

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A wonderful edition... -- Irving Louis Horowitz, Rutgers UniversityAlexander should be commended for making this invaluable material accessible to scholars and students... -- Maria H. Moralies, Florida State UniversityAn impressively compact and engaging introduction and a well-chosen selection of ancillary materials... -- Eileen Gillooly, Columbia UniversityThe introduction offers fresh insights... --Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona

On Liberty

Author: john Stuart Mill

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736808259

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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On Liberty is a philosophical work by English philosopher John Stuart Mill, originally intended as a short essay. The work applies Mill's ethical system of utilitarianism to society and the state. Mill attempts to establish standards for the relationship between authority and liberty. He emphasizes the importance of individuality which he conceived as a prerequisite to the higher pleasures—the summum bonum of Utilitarianism. Furthermore, Mill criticised the errors of past attempts to defend individuality where, for example, democratic ideals resulted in the "tyranny of the majority". Among the standards established in this work are Mill's three basic liberties of individuals, his three legitimate objections to government intervention, and his two maxims regarding the relationship of the individual to society "which together form the entire doctrine of [Mill's] Essay." On Liberty was a greatly influential and well received work though it did not go without criticism. Some attacked it for its apparent discontinuity with Utilitarianism, while others criticised its vagueness. The ideas presented in On Liberty have remained the basis of much liberal political thought. It has remained in print continuously since its initial publication. To this day, a copy of On Liberty is passed to the president of the British Liberal Democrats as a symbol of office. A copy of the same book is also presented to and then held by the resident of the Liberal Party as a symbol of office.

On Liberty and Other Essays

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833846

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Presents the text of four essays by nineteenth-century English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, and includes textual and explanatory notes, chronology, and introduction.

On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Liberty

Page: 68

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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.

Der Freiheitsbegriff in John Stuart Mills “On Liberty”

Author: Andreas Weiß

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640662288

Category: Political Science

Page: 11

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Note: 1,3, Universität Augsburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Freiheit des Individuums in der Gesellschaft ist oft Gegenstand der öffentlichen Diskussion. In den letzten Jahren kam es immer wieder zu Eingriffen der Politik in eben diese, was mit dem Streben nach Sicherheit, Wohlstand und Volksgesundheit gerechtfertigt wird; doch auch die Gesellschaft selbst übt Druck auf das Verhalten des Einzelnen aus. Staatliche wie gesellschaftliche Handlungsvorschriften stehen immer wieder in der Fokus von Diskussionen. In dieser Hausarbeit soll ein etabliertes Werk zum Thema der individuellen Freiheit vor diesem Hintergrund analysiert werden: John Stuart Mills “On Liberty” (deutsch: “Über die Freiheit”), erschienen im Jahre 1859, behandelt diese Thematik im Sinne des frühen Liberalismus. Ich möchte nun zunächst auf die beachtenswerte Biographie des Autors eingehen und im Anschluss eine möglichst prägnante Zusammenfassung seines Werkes “On Liberty” darstellen. Schließlich soll Mills Freiheitsbegriff auf seine Reichweite und Grenzen in unserer heutigen Gesellschaft geprüft und ein aktueller Bezug des Werkes auf die Gegenwart hergestellt werden.

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.

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.

Mill on Liberty

Author: Jonathan Riley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415141885

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This Routledge Philosophy GuideBook introduces John Stuart Mill and one of his major works, On Liberty. We see that in On Liberty Mill outlines the importance of moral rights, respect for rule of law, and individuality. Written with students in mind, Jonathan Riley gracefully eases the reader into Mill's work, life, and philosophy. An ideal read for those coming to Mill for the first time, and for anyone with an interest in political philosophy.

Briefly, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

Author: David Mills Daniel

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334040361

Category: Philosophy

Page: 81

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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.

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).

Utilitarianism and On Liberty

Including Mill's '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.

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.

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

John Stuart Mill

On Liberty

Author: Michael B. Mathias

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780321276148

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

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Part of the “Longman Library of Primary Sources in Philosophy,” this edition of Mill's On Liberty is framed by a pedagogical structure designed to make this important work of philosophy more accessible and meaningful for readers. A General Introduction includes biographical information on Mill, the work's historical context, and a discussion of historical influences. Annotations and notes from the editor clarify difficult passages for greater understanding. A bibliography gives the reader additional resources for further study.

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

Author: John Gray,G. W. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134984022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G.W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.