On Liberty

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: 223

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Der Freiheitsbegriff in John Stuart Mills “On Liberty”

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Author: Andreas Weiß

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640662288

Category: Political Science

Page: 11

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Note: 1,3, Universität Augsburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Freiheit des Individuums in der Gesellschaft ist oft Gegenstand der öffentlichen Diskussion. In den letzten Jahren kam es immer wieder zu Eingriffen der Politik in eben diese, was mit dem Streben nach Sicherheit, Wohlstand und Volksgesundheit gerechtfertigt wird; doch auch die Gesellschaft selbst übt Druck auf das Verhalten des Einzelnen aus. Staatliche wie gesellschaftliche Handlungsvorschriften stehen immer wieder in der Fokus von Diskussionen. In dieser Hausarbeit soll ein etabliertes Werk zum Thema der individuellen Freiheit vor diesem Hintergrund analysiert werden: John Stuart Mills “On Liberty” (deutsch: “Über die Freiheit”), erschienen im Jahre 1859, behandelt diese Thematik im Sinne des frühen Liberalismus. Ich möchte nun zunächst auf die beachtenswerte Biographie des Autors eingehen und im Anschluss eine möglichst prägnante Zusammenfassung seines Werkes “On Liberty” darstellen. Schließlich soll Mills Freiheitsbegriff auf seine Reichweite und Grenzen in unserer heutigen Gesellschaft geprüft und ein aktueller Bezug des Werkes auf die Gegenwart hergestellt werden.

On Liberty and Other Essays

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833846

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Presents the text of four essays by nineteenth-century English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, and includes textual and explanatory notes, chronology, and introduction.

On Liberty - Kahn

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554810442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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In this work, Mill reflects on the struggle between liberty and authority and defends the view that “the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.” He questions attempts to limit freedom of conscience and religion, freedom to pursue one’s own interests, and freedom to unite, and he defends a liberal political and social order in which there is considerable room for personal development and freedom of association. This new Broadview Edition demonstrates the ways in which Mill’s intellectual landscape differed markedly from our own, while also drawing attention to the reasons why the work remains relevant and essential reading in the present day. Appendices include antecedents to Mill’s work, critical discussions by his contemporaries, and related writings by Mill. Please note: Broadview offers two separate editions of On Liberty. The Kahn edition is particularly relevant to readers who are interested in how the work is situated in the history of political philosophy, whereas the Alexander edition is recommended to those most interested in the work’s Victorian literary and social contexts.

On Liberty

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185360

Category: Freiheit

Page: 350

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J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379175

Category: History

Page: 289

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On Liberty has become celebrated as the most powerful defence of the freedom of the individual, and is now widely regarded as the most important theoretical foundation for Liberalism as a political creed. The Subjection of Women is a powerful indictment of the political, social, and economic position of women. This edition, first published in 1989, brings together these two classic texts, plus Mill's posthumous Chapters on Socialism, his somewhat neglected examination of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of socialism. The editor's substantial introduction places these three works in the context both of Mill's life and of nineteenth-century intellectual and political history. There is also a chronology of Mill's life, a bibliographical guide, and a biographical appendix of names cited in the texts.

On Liberty

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Author: john Stuart Mill

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736808259

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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On Liberty is a philosophical work by English philosopher John Stuart Mill, originally intended as a short essay. The work applies Mill's ethical system of utilitarianism to society and the state. 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. Furthermore, Mill criticised the errors of past attempts to defend individuality where, for example, democratic ideals resulted in the "tyranny of the majority". Among the standards established in this work 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 "which together form the entire doctrine of [Mill's] Essay." On Liberty was a greatly influential and well received work though it did not go without criticism. Some attacked it for its apparent discontinuity with Utilitarianism, while others criticised its vagueness. The ideas presented in On Liberty have remained the basis of much liberal political thought. It has remained in print continuously since its initial publication. To this day, a copy of On Liberty is passed to the president of the British Liberal Democrats as a symbol of office. A copy of the same book is also presented to and then held by the resident of the Liberal Party as a symbol of office.

Mill on Liberty

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Author: Jonathan Riley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415141895

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This Routledge Philosophy GuideBook introduces John Stuart Mill and one of his major works, On Liberty. We see that in On Liberty Mill outlines the importance of moral rights, respect for rule of law, and individuality. Written with students in mind, Jonathan Riley gracefully eases the reader into Mill's work, life, and philosophy. An ideal read for those coming to Mill for the first time, and for anyone with an interest in political philosophy.

On Liberty

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551111995

Category: History

Page: 294

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Mill predicted that “[t]he Liberty is likely to survive longer than anything else that I have written … because the conjunction of [Harriet Taylor’s] mind with mine has rendered it a kind of philosophic text-book of a single truth, which the changes progressively taking place in modern society tend to bring out in ever greater relief.” Indeed, On Liberty is one of the most influential books ever written, and remains a foundational document for the understanding of vital political, philosophical and social issues. In addition to its many useful appendices, this new edition includes a chronology, bibliography, and a substantial introduction which outlines Mill’s life and works, and sets this central work of 1859 in the context of both his own intellectual development and of the play of ideas and political forces in Victorian society.

John Stuart Mill

On Liberty

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Author: Michael B. Mathias

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780321276148

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

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Part of the “Longman Library of Primary Sources in Philosophy,” this edition of Mill's On Liberty is framed by a pedagogical structure designed to make this important work of philosophy more accessible and meaningful for readers. A General Introduction includes biographical information on Mill, the work's historical context, and a discussion of historical influences. Annotations and notes from the editor clarify difficult passages for greater understanding. A bibliography gives the reader additional resources for further study.

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191649805

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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'it is only the cultivation of individuality which produces, or can produce, well developed human beings' Mill's four essays, 'On Liberty', 'Utilitarianism', 'Considerations on Representative Government', and 'The Subjection of Women' examine the most central issues that face liberal democratic regimes - whether in the nineteenth century or the twenty-first. They have formed the basis for many of the political institutions of the West since the late nineteenth century, tackling as they do the appropriate grounds for protecting individual liberty, the basic principles of ethics, the benefits and the costs of representative institutions, and the central importance of gender equality in society. These essays are central to the liberal tradition, but their interpretation and how we should understand their connection with each other are both contentious. In their introduction Mark Philp and Frederick Rosen set the essays in the context of Mill's other works, and argue that his conviction in the importance of the development of human character in its full diversity provides the core to his liberalism and to any defensible account of the value of liberalism to the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

On Liberty and the Subjection of Women

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141945613

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A prodigiously brilliant thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age, the political and social radical John Stuart Mill was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century. Regarded as one of the sacred texts of liberalism, his great work On Liberty argues lucidly that any democracy risks becoming a 'tyranny of opinion' in which minority views are suppressed if they do not conform with those of the majority. Written in the same period as On Liberty, shortly after the death of Mill's beloved wife and fellow-thinker Harriet, The Subjection of Women stresses the importance of equality for the sexes. Together, the works provide a fascinating testimony to the hopes and anxieties of mid-Victorian England, and offer a compelling consideration of what it truly means to be free.

Briefly, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

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Author: David Mills Daniel

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334040361

Category: Philosophy

Page: 81

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Briefly: Mill's On Liberty is a summary of John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, which is designed to assist university and school-leaving students in acquiring knowledge and understanding this key text in the philosophy of religion. The book closely adheres to Mill's text, enabling the reader to follow each development in the argument as it occurs. An introductory chapter provides a brief introduction to John Stuart Mill and the period in which he wrote and why On Liberty is so significant. Following the detailed summary is a short overview to aid memory. With suggestions for further reading and an extensive glossary of terms found in the On Liberty, this book is a thorough introduction for those starting their study of John Stuart Mill's work.

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

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Author: John Gray,G. W. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134984022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G.W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.

The Routledge Guidebook to Mill's On Liberty

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Author: Jonathan Riley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131754336X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 354

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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.

Utilitarianism and On Liberty

Including Mill's 'Essay on Bentham' and Selections from the Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin

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Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047077679X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought. Contains Mill's most famous and influential works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty as well as his important Essay on Bentham. Uses the 1871 edition of Utilitarianism, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. Includes selections from Bentham and John Austin, the two thinkers who most influenced Mill. Introduction written by Mary Warnock, a highly respected figure in 20th-century ethics in her own right. Provides an extensive, up-to-date bibliography with the best scholarship on Mill, Bentham and Utilitarianism.

Mill's On Liberty

A Critical Guide

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Author: C. L. Ten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521873568

Category: History

Page: 243

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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.