On Liberty

On Liberty
Author: John Stuart Mill,Elizabeth Rapaport
Pages: 139
ISBN: 0915144433
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Release: 1978-09-01
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 and Utilitarianism

On Liberty and Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780553904994
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Release: 2008-04-29
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

On Liberty

On Liberty
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1536930369
Available:
Release: 2016-08-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his much quoted, seminal work, On Liberty, John Stuart 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. Published in 1859, On Liberty presents one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom and is perhaps the most widely-read liberal argument in support of the value of liberty.

On Liberty

On Liberty
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 394
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024786071
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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On Liberty

On Liberty
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 193
ISBN: HARVARD:HN3PHV
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Release: 1869
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859. To the Victorian readers of the time it was a radical work, advocating moral and economic freedom of individuals from the state.

On Liberty and Other Essays

On Liberty and Other Essays
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 592
ISBN: 0192833847
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Release: 1991
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government, and The Subjection of Women show John Stuart Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today--the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits of and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. In his Introduction John Gray describes these essays as applications of Mill's doctrine of the Art of Life, as set out in A System of Logic. Using the resources of recent scholarship, he shows Mill's work to be far richer and subtler than traditional interpretations allow.

The Routledge Guidebook to Mill s On Liberty

The Routledge Guidebook to Mill s On Liberty
Author: Jonathan Riley
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781317543367
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Release: 2015-06-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

On Liberty and the Subjection of Women

On Liberty and the Subjection of Women
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141945613
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Release: 2006-08-31
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

On Liberty

On Liberty
Author: Ashleigh Campi,Lindsay Scorgie-Porter
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781351352581
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Release: 2017-07-12
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his wonderfully clear and cogent essay On Liberty, Mill contends that individuals should be as free as possible from interference by government. Proposing that individual fulfilment is the surest route to collective happiness, he argues passionately against the "tyranny of the majority," and sets out to create an alternative view of a practical politics that sets proper limits on the powers of government and society. The result, Mill argues, will be not only greater freedom, but also improved social progress. He reached these conclusions by re-interpreting a large body of existing political and philosophical thought – introducing insights drawn from several different schools of thought, and thereby creating an unparalleled defense of classic liberal principals. Much of the clarity of thought that Mill has become celebrated for is the product of his ability to explain meaning, define terms, and highlight problems and issues of definition – making him an exemplar of high quality interpretive thinking.

On Liberty

On Liberty
Author: Shami Chakrabarti
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781846148101
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Release: 2014-10-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On Liberty is the story of today's threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights, from Shami Chakrabarti, Britain's leading human rights campaigner 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 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. 'Probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years' - David Aaronovitch, The Times 'The undaunted freedom fighter' - Observer 'The most dangerous woman in Britain' - Sun

Hayek on Liberty

Hayek on Liberty
Author: John Gray
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781134690107
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Release: 2013-01-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

A House on Liberty Street

A House on Liberty Street
Author: Neil Turner
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781777517922
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Release: 2021-05-01
Editor: Neil Turner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Compelling… fast-paced… a suspenseful and heartfelt thriller” SPR Reviews All Tony Valenti wanted was a chance to rebuild his shattered life in the refuge of his beloved childhood home. Instead, his father is arrested for murdering a cop, an unseen hand is maneuvering to condemn that very home… and now his ex-wife is threatening to take his teenage daughter away. Determined to defend his father with whatever snippets of the criminal code and courtroom tactics he remembers from law school, Tony recruits a public defender and a local newspaper reporter to help unravel the truth. But nobody witnessed the shooting and Papa isn’t talking. As Tony digs deeper and becomes a target himself, his initial bewilderment grows into a towering rage that fuels his drive to get to the bottom of what really happened… regardless of the risks and ultimate cost to himself. Unemployed, short of funds, and desperate to maintain custody of his daughter, Tony is forced to confront his insecurities and limitations as he struggles to surmount one crisis after another. Can he save his father? The family home? Himself?

Mill s On Liberty

Mill s  On Liberty
Author: Geoffrey Scarre
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780826486486
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Release: 2007-06-23
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Mill on Liberty A Defence

Mill on Liberty  A Defence
Author: John Gray
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781134802876
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Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism. The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot. This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

Mill on Liberty

Mill on Liberty
Author: Associate Professor Murphy Institute Jonathan Riley,Jonathan Riley
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0415141893
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Release: 1998
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mill's "On Liberty" is a statement in favour of the rights of the individual. This text introduces and assesses Mill's life and the background of "On Liberty". The ideas of the work are considered along with the continuing importance of Mill's work to philosophy and political thought today.

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 68
ISBN: IBNF:CF005835939
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Release: 1867
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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J S Mill On Liberty in Focus

J S  Mill  On Liberty in Focus
Author: Gray, Dave,John Stuart Mill
Pages: 286
ISBN: UCSC:32106016958768
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Release: 1991
Editor: Other
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book gathers together for the first time J.S. Mill's On Liberty and a selection of important essays by the eminent scholars Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim on Mill's seminal work.

The Liberty Book

The Liberty Book
Author: John Bona,Don Schanzenbach
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781424552900
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Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

News reports bring to our ears daily stories of further intrusion in our lives and increased regulations too many to number. America is losing its heritage of God-given freedoms, which were originally derived from biblical teaching. We sense that our well-sung liberties are being lost to a point of no return. The Liberty Book examines the Christian roots of liberty, idolatry, taxation, foundations for freedom, the right to bear arms, the great freedom documents in history, pro-life and liberty, land rights, social involvement, and more. With God’s help freedom can be revived. We must all work to pull America back from the cliffs-edge fall into tyranny. Our nation is again in search of genuine liberty under God. Discover what Bible-based liberty looks like and how it can be won for you and your children.

John Stuart Mill on Tyranny and Liberty

John Stuart Mill on Tyranny and Liberty
Author: Joseph B. Healy
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781510701380
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Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The United States was founded on the importance of civil liberties—protections for the individual against the control of others, whether those are other people or the government. Freedom for each person is a cornerstone of Western society. John Stuart Mill’s thoughts on liberty and the concept of freedom are among the most important frameworks on which we’ve built so much of modern society; our very ideas of limited government and personal freedom are rooted in the writings of this great political philosopher. John Stuart Mill on Liberty is a collection of some of the most important of his statements on the ideas of liberty and freedom. This book showcases his firm belief that each person should have the right to live as he or she wants to, so long as it does not harm anyone else. Much of what we now take for granted or still fight to maintain or advance, such as freedom of speech, the abolition of slavery, and the rights of women, are things Mill argued for. As you read his passionate entreaties for liberty, you’ll be amazed at how relevant and important they remain today. “In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service.” —John Stuart Mill

Mill s On Liberty

Mill s On Liberty
Author: C. L. Ten
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780521873567
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Release: 2008
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.