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On Liberty (Penguin Classics)

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Two cornerstones of liberalism from the great social radical of English philosophy

John Stuart Mill was a prodigious thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age. In On Libertyone of the sacred texts of liberalismhe argues that any democracy risks becoming a "tyranny of opinion" in which minority views are suppressed if they do not conform to those of the majority. The Subjection of Women, written shortly after the death of Mill's wife, Harriet, stresses the importance of sexual equality. Together they provide eloquent testimony to the hopes and anxieties of Victorian England, and offer a trenchant consideration of what it really means to be free.

Synopsis:

In this classic text, John Stuart Mill argues that liberty must play a central role in social policy, necessitating a redrawing of the line between the authority wielded by the state and the independence of the individual.

About the Author

John Stuart Mill (1806 &1873) was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century.

Alan Ryan, the warden of New College, Oxford, is the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Utilitarianism and Other Essays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140432077
Editor:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Author:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Author:
Mill, John Stuart
Author:
Ryan, Alan
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Political
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
V-538
Publication Date:
19820729
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.78x5.08x.48 in. .32 lbs.

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