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: un

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: un

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
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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,Jean Bethke Elshtain
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0300096100
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Since its first publication in 1859, few works of political philosophy have provoked such continuous controversy as John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, a passionate argument on behalf of freedom of self-expression. This classic work is now available in a new edition that also includes essays by distinguished scholars in a range of fields. The book begins with a biographical essay by David Bromwich and an interpretative essay by George Kateb. Then Jean Bethke Elshtain, Owen Fiss, Judge Richard A. Posner, and Jeremy Waldron present commentaries on the pertinence of Mill's thinking to current debates. They discuss, for example, the uses of authority and tradition, the shifting legal boundaries of free speech and free action, the relation of personal liberty to market individualism, and the tension between the right to live as one pleases and the right to criticize anyone's way of life.

On Liberty

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

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.

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.

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: un

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.

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

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.

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: un

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.

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: un

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.

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.

Liberty

Liberty
Author: Carl Friedrich
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781351508742
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Release: 2017-09-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recent writing on the nature of freedom has served to underline a crucial gap in the academic experience. First--and most obviously--the concept of freedom has been modernized by its application to contemporary institutions. Second, a new approach to the concept of liberty has been pioneered in the construction of new typologies of freedom. Finally, awareness of variety in concepts of freedom has been paralleled in variations in the practice of freedom. The tumultuous history of Western man may be conceptualized as the story of how freedom has become embodied. What is missing from the story is the relationship of concepts to actions.This relationship has been established for some specific notions of freedom. Many of the philosophical analyses--especially recent ones like pragmatism and existentialism--have been predicated on actual human behavior. On the other hand, many classic histories of freedom--those of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Bagnell Bury, Guido de Ruggiero, and Harold Laski--have traced the actual development of a definite kind of freedom.This volume contains essays prepared to celebrate the anniversary of the publication of John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, revised in the light of discussions by Henry D. Aiken, William Ebenstein, Mark DeWolfe Howe, and David Spitz, as well as other articles, many of them growing out of the discussion either in the form of commentary or independent contributions. There are also two papers written independently (Andrew Hacker and Leonard Krieger).

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.

The Subjection of Women

The Subjection of Women
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 188
ISBN: BL:A0017889717
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Release: 1869
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The object of this essay is to explain as clearly as I am able, the grounds of an opinion which I have held from the very earliest period when I had formed any opinions at all on social or political matters, and which, instead of being weakened or modified, has been constantly growing stronger by the progress of reflection and the experience of life: That the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes- the legal subordination of one sex to the other- is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement ; and that is ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other."--Page 1.

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

On Liberty

On Liberty
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 108
ISBN: 161589005X
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Release: 2010-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On Liberty, captured here in all 5 of its parts, is a hallmark in the civil rights movement, political philosophy, women's rights, and sociology. It is essential reading for any scholar or lover of freedom and equality. In Mill's own Words, "The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it."

On Liberty and Liberalism the Case of John Stuart Mill

On Liberty and Liberalism  the Case of John Stuart Mill
Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Pages: 345
ISBN: 0394490282
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Release: 1974
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

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Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict

Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict
Author: David Johnston,Nadia Urbinati,Camila Vergara
Pages: 423
ISBN: 9780226429304
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Release: 2017-03-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Although Machiavelli s ideas have entered the language as an adjective, what Machiavellian means at least to those who study him is a matter of ongoing and vigorous debate. Interpretations range from liberal and conservative, Cambridge School and anti-Cambridge School, Postmodernists, and traditionalists. All these approaches and others can be found in this distinctive volume drawn from an international conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli s "The Prince.". With original contributions by many of the field s leading scholars Quentin Skinner, Harvey Mansfield, Erica Benner, John McCormick, and Giovanni Giorgini, to name but a few."

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.