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On Liberty (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Discussed and debated from time immemorial, the concept of personal liberty went without codification until the 1859 publication of On Liberty. John Stuart Mill's complete and resolute dedication to the cause of freedom inspired this treatise, an enduring work through which the concept remains well known and studied.

The British economist, philosopher, and ethical theorist's argument does not focus on "the so-called Liberty of the Willand#8230;but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." Mill asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty. In powerful and persuasive prose, he declares that there is "one very simple principle" regarding the use of coercion in societyand#8212;one may only coerce others either to defend oneself or to defend others from harm.

The 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.

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

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ISBN:
9780486421308
Author:
Mill, John Stuart
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 2001-2633
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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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.

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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.
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