On Liberty.  John Stuart Mill

On Liberty

By John Stuart Mill

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On Liberty by John Stuart Mill On Liberty is a philosophical essay by theEnglish philosopherJohn Stuart Mill. Published in 1859, it applies Mill's ethical system ofutilitarianismto society and state. Mill suggests standards for the relationship betweenauthorityandliberty. He emphasizes the importance ofindividuality, which he considers prerequisite to the higher pleasures—the summum bonum of utilitarianism. Furthermore, Mill asserts that democratic ideals may result in the tyranny of the majority . Among the standards proposed 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. On Liberty was a greatly influential and well-received work. Someclassical liberalsandlibertarianshave criticized it for its apparent discontinuity[ specify ]with Utilitarianism , and vagueness in defining the arena within which individuals can contest government infringements on their personal freedom of action. The ideas presented in On Liberty have remained the basis of much political thought. It has remained in print since its initial publication. A copy of On Liberty is passed to the president of the BritishLiberal Democratsas asymbol of office.

John Stuart Mill

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  • Memorable Classics eBooks
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  • 9791221359657
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  • December 26, 2021
  • Filosofía / General
    Filosofía
    No-Ficción juvenil / General

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