On Liberty

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1986-04-01
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books

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In powerful and persuasive prose, Mill asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty. This new edition offers students of political science and philosophy, in an inexpensive volume, one of the most influential studies on the nature of individual liberty and its role in a democratic society.

Table of Contents

Editorial Note
A Note on the Life and Thought of John Stuart Millp. 1
A Reading of On Libertyp. 28
On Liberty
Introductoryp. 73
Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussionp. 86
Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Beingp. 121
Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individualp. 139
Applicationsp. 156
Rethinking On Liberty
A Freedom Both Personal and Politicalp. 179
On Liberty: A Revaluationp. 197
Mill's Liberty and the Problem of Authorityp. 208
Mill as a Critic of Culture and Societyp. 224
Bibliographyp. 247
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