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On Liberty By John Stuart Mill On Liberty Published in John Stuart Mill s On Liberty presented one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom in nineteenth century social and political philosophy and is today perhaps the most w

  • Title: On Liberty
  • Author: John Stuart Mill
  • ISBN: 9780140432077
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Liberty By John Stuart Mill Published in 1859, John Stuart Mill s On Liberty presented one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom in nineteenth century social and political philosophy and is today perhaps the most widely read liberal argument in support of the value of liberty Mill s passionate advocacy of spontaneity, individuality, and diversity, along with his contempt for compulsoryPublished in 1859, John Stuart Mill s On Liberty presented one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom in nineteenth century social and political philosophy and is today perhaps the most widely read liberal argument in support of the value of liberty Mill s passionate advocacy of spontaneity, individuality, and diversity, along with his contempt for compulsory uniformity and the despotism of popular opinion, has attracted both admiration and condemnation.
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    1. Stephen on said:

      WARNING Some of my political views are discussed in this VERY LONG review I don t think there is anything offensive but with politics, you never know Therefore, in case anything I say upsets anyone, I have included several very CUTE kitten photos by way of apology 6.0 stars.On Liberty has secured a spot on my list of All Time Favorite books I have gone through a pretty significant political re examination over the last several years maybe a lot of us have A few years ago, if you were to line up [...]

    2. notgettingenough on said:

      Anybody interested in free speech must surely be concerned with the situation of Bret Weinstein in the US See for instance his hour interview here youtube watch v fEAPOne can only be deeply ashamed that non conservative media has I understand all but ignored this story Curious to have a statement of why this is so, I ve written to NPR to find out why they have not reported one word on it I am waiting for a response.Meanwhile, John Stuart Mill s words to remind us of what is at stake The students [...]

    3. Ahmed ElWakeel on said:

      , , 16 8 2013 , 180 , , .It s A turning point Book No No, not him yeah, that s him , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

    4. Jonfaith on said:

      Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained.It would be pretentious to suggest I dedicated my reading to Ahmed Merabet, yet it would be untrue to exclaim otherwise We ve drowned in debate about liberty this last week Somehow I regard that as most encouraging I found Mill s treatise riveting and incisive alon [...]

    5. لونا on said:

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    6. Tam Nguyen on said:

      M t cu n s ch ngh a cho nh ng con ng i t m n s t do cho ch nh b n th n m nhT do, v i John Stuart Mill, kh ng ph i l mu n l m g th l m, nh m i ng i th ng ngh , m l con ng i ph i c ph t tri n theo ng h ng t nhi n c a m nh, kh ng c b t p h tr th nh m t ai , m c l ch nh anh ta, v i i u ki n l kh ng x m ph m n t do c a ng oi kh c.Con ng i, i v i JSM, c ng l quan tr ng nh t, con ng i t do th t s ph i l m t ng i c l p, t s ng cu c s ng c a ri ng m nh v kh ng c ai ch n l i s ng cho m nh ng i n o m x h i [...]

    7. Linh on said:

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    8. Quân Khuê on said:

      L m t trong nh ng cu n s ch m khi c xong t i lu n ti c nu i v sao m nh ch a c n s m h n Cu n s ch n y nh m t lo i nh s ng i v i t m h n Cu n s ch kh ng qu d y nh ng nh ng g b n c c sau khi c n ch ng bao gi l m ng

    9. Rosianna on said:

      Not that I agree entirely with Mill s ideas about the structures and general functions of the individual and society, but this was a fascinating insight into the society I live in now, and how I regard my own place in society, if I have one Most interesting were his points about freedom of expression, and his ability to move from our justifications for freedom of expression to freedom of tastes and pursuits without even flinching Definitely worth a read, whatever your political persuasion.

    10. Arvind on said:

      4.5 5 I was listening to an interview of Mr.Anupam Kher today on a Newslaundry podcast The interviewer was questioning him persistently on why he supports restrictions on freedom of expression I think Mr.Kher I am a semi fan of his , gave a number of arguments which were moral and not legal, niceties and not crimes, and failed to distinguish between the 2 This makes me wonder whether even those who suppose themselves to be liberals truly understand the basic reasons behind freedom of expression [...]

    11. DJ on said:

      This book is a classic Giving due credit, I must acknowledge Prof Keith Eubanks for inadvertently turning me on to Mill I think Eubanks once quoted Mill, perhaps in his course syllabus, and I found the quote something about expecting from students, and how they will perform to these higher standards given the expecatation and opportunity intriguing Anyway, if you re interested in learning where I get a lot of my thoughts on being an individual, read this book or read essays books by Kierkegaard [...]

    12. Capsguy on said:

      It s amazing how it appears as if the older the work, the relevant it is to today Sure, this is anything but old in comparison to Socrates and other writers, but this over 150 year old document still serves well today, definitely worth the few hours reading and I recommend it to everyone.It is logically structured and written with ease of reading and understanding without the sacrifice of the quality of his argument.As mentioned by Mill, he s not necessarily bringing anything new to the table, [...]

    13. Sean Gabb on said:

      During the libertarian rebirth of the past generation, it has become fashionable to sneer at the essay On Liberty It is, I admit, a flawed work, and I will shortly try to explain why this is so Before then, however, I will put a case for the defence to show why, despite its flaws, the essay remains a valuable weapon in the libertarian arsenal, and will remain one when Rand and Nozick will chiefly be names found in histories of twentieth century thought.Mill is at his very best in Chapter II, Of [...]

    14. Valdimar on said:

      MILL the only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own wayME Yes GoodMILL long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain itME Great Go on keep em cominMILL.erefore NeoliberalismME No

    15. Hannah on said:

      I don t think Mill s ideas are perfect in every single situation, but he makes a convincing argument In general, I agree with his ideas on the harm principle, individuality, and government I just think that they break down when taken to the extremes of human behavior that we have seen in various court cases I took off a star because holy cow He uses so many words Too many words He could benefit from a copy editor This would have been easier to follow and made sense if he had stopped repeating t [...]

    16. Bruce on said:

      Whether or not one is sympathetic toward or convinced by his philosophical positions, Mill s arguments are always worth listening to They are inevitably clearly articulated, logically arranged, and elegantly expressed, and their reading is a pleasure as well as an opportunity for mature and considered reflection This particular work is based on two maxims First, the individual is not accountable to society for his actions, in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself And sec [...]

    17. Rosie Nguyễn on said:

      The book is so great that whenever being asked about it, I m just speechless, restless, wondering how to give the right word It s not easy to read, and not easy to make a review I keep delaying to note my thoughts about it, partly afraid I m not good enough to comment on such a masterpiece Yet I try, for my own record, for my later review on this review, and for the future reflection.On Liberty is an excellent work on human rights and individual s relationship with society What scores here is th [...]

    18. Valerie on said:

      I read Stephen s masterful review, and decided I should read this As an ebookbut it will take me a while Each densely packed sentence is easily a page long.I finally finished this, but I think I ll be rereading it I wonder what life would be like if I tried to run my classroom on these principles

    19. Jon(athan) Nakapalau on said:

      A foundational work addressing representative democracy that continues to shape ideology today After the 2016 Presidential Election I would strongly suggest both parties hold JSM focus groups to try to reconnect with the American people.

    20. Mai Ly on said:

      Ph n v c ng vi c v i s ng c nh n, ph n v n i dung c a t c ph m m cu n n y m nh c ch m d s nh ng th t s ph i n i l r t ng.T nh c bi t n b i l i g i nh c t quy n Lu n v y u c a Alain de Botton t l n l c t ebook qua n s ch gi y M t di n ng n lu n b n a di n v m t trong nh ng quy n l i c b n c a con ng i sau quy n c sinh t n quy n c t do.Ng i ta c th ng xuy n rao gi ng v t do kh p n i nh m t th g th t cao c nh ng th t ch t s hi n h u c a n v n lu n l n khu t trong i s ng nh t d ng v v n v t nh b x m [...]

    21. Kyle van Oosterum on said:

      As the title of this essay suggests, we are dealing with the fundamental social force which when deficient, or when in excess, necessarily provokes chaos Liberty Meticulously undertaken, this essay presents the fiercest defence of individualism, captivating the reader with its endorsement of human excellence and self government Indeed, Mill s main antagonist is the democratisation of the masses, how we subdue ourselves to the tyranny of public opinion and passively accept mediocrity Along the wa [...]

    22. Cassandra Lê on said:

      I FREAKING LOVE, ADORE, UPHOLD, CHERISH, ADMIRE, REVERE and other synonyms THIS GODDAMN AWESOME BOOOOOOOOK If after gay marriage legalisation comes book marriage legalisation I would have considered On Liberty one of my top suitors ahahahha Written in 1859 by John Stuart Mill, this philosophical work examines state authority and individualism, and it was so well written that Thomas Hardy once said All 1860 undergraduates memorised this book by heart My political view changes so much by this, and [...]

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