Synopses & Reviews
This influential work from British philosopher and politician John Stuart Mill, complemented by his essays on logic, politics and economy, was a radical assertion when it was first published in 1859. A core text in the development of liberalism in England and the U.S., many of Mill’s famous political ideas – “The Harm Principle,” “Tyranny of the Majority,” and the components of human liberty – still spur debate and inspire discussion in political circles today.
Also included are Mill’s essays “A Few Words on Non-intervention” and “Austin on Jurisprudence.”
About the Author
John Stuart Mill (May 20, 1806 – May 8 1873), British philosopher, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was among the most influential liberal thinkers of the 19th century and the most prominent proponent of the ideas of utilitarianism.