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On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

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Irving Louis Horowitz, Rutgers University
A wonderful edition...

Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona
The introduction offers fresh insights...

Eileen Gillooly, Columbia University
An impressively compact and engaging introduction and a well-chosen selection of ancillary materials...

Maria H. Moralies, Florida State University
Alexander should be commended for making this invaluable material accessible to scholars and students...

Book Description
This volume includes the complete essay in five chapters: Introductory; Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion; Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-being; Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual; and Applications. With a fine introduction by editor Alburey Castell, this edition also includes line numbers for easy reference, a list of principal dates in the life of John Stuart Mill, and a bibliography.

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THE time, it is to be hoped, is gone by when any defence would be necessary of the "liberty of the press" as one of the securities against corrupt or tyrannical government. No argument, we may suppose, can now be needed, against permitting a legislature or an executive, not identified in interest with the people, to prescribe opinions to them, and determine what doctrines or what arguments they shall be allowed to hear.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
Library of Liberal Arts title.

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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.

About the Author
Sir Isaiah Berlin, formerly Warden of Wolfson College, Oxford, is author of a biography of Karl Marx and distinguished volumes of essays on philosophy and politics, the most recent of which is The Crooked Timber of Humanity.



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