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This new edition of On Liberty is the first to combine John Stuart Mill's influential work with a set of relevant primary sources by Mill and his contemporaries. Alan Kahan's introduction provides students with crucial background on nineteenth-century British politics and society; intriguing biographical details about Mill's early life, intellectual career, and marriage; and thought-provoking discussion of the core issues of autonomy and freedom that On Liberty addresses. The related primary documents — including an excerpt from Mill's famous proto-feminist treatise On the Subjection of Women — offer useful insights into the philosopher's intellectual outlook as well as a fascinating view into On Liberty's rather stormy reception. Excerpts from Mill's diary and autobiography, contemporary reviews of On Liberty, and appreciations of Mill by his colleagues all deepen students' understanding of this remarkable work and its equally remarkable author. Headnotes and gloss notes to the documents, a selected bibliography, a chronology of Mill's life, and a set of questions for consideration offer additional pedagogical support.

Synopsis:

John Stuart Mill writing on politics and government are one of the cornerstones of modern political writing. On Liberty is highly regarded as a classic text, and as Bertrand Russell so well phrased, the present world would be better than it is, if Mill's principles were more respected. On Liberty shouild be read by all students of political thought, political science, civics and government.

About the Author

ALAN S. KAHAN (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is the author of Aristocratic Liberalism: The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill and Alexis de Tocqueville, and of Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe: The Political Culture of Limited Suffrage. He has translated de Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the Revolution, and co-edited The Tocqueville Reader. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Rice University, and Florida International University, and has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. He is currently working on a book about intellectuals and capitalism.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

PART ONE.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312450496
Author:
Mill, John Stuart
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
Kahan, Alan
Editor:
Kahan, Alan S.
Author:
Kahan, Alan
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Series in History & Culture
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.72 x 5.93 x 0.385 in

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"Synopsis" by , John Stuart Mill writing on politics and government are one of the cornerstones of modern political writing. On Liberty is highly regarded as a classic text, and as Bertrand Russell so well phrased, the present world would be better than it is, if Mill's principles were more respected. On Liberty shouild be read by all students of political thought, political science, civics and government.
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