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J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0521379175 ISBN-10: 0521379172

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  • Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 25, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521379172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521379175
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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A comprehensive introduction prefaces two classic texts, On Liberty and The Subjection of Women and the posthumously published Chapters on Socialism in this anthology of the celebrated Scottish philosopher's works.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Guy on December 11, 2013
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This is a great edition, but buyer beware! I clicked through to buy this edition but ended up receiving a much-inferior, cheap reprint of the text only - *not* the Cambridge series version. The displayed cover ("Click to Look Inside") does not match the text.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John M. Balouziyeh on February 6, 2010
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1. Introduction
John Stuart Mill opens his first chapter by establishing the sole basis of his moral system: "I regard utility as the ultimate appeal on all ethical questions; but it must be utility in the largest sense, grounded on the permanent interests of man as a progressive being" (¶ 11). His philosophy thus holds that actions are right in proportion to their tendency to promote happiness, and wrong in proportion to their tendency to promote unhappiness. Happiness is equivalent to pleasure and the absence of pain; unhappiness is equivalent to pain and the privation of pleasure. In this way, utilitarianism sets out a basic system to determine the morality of all actions, both private and public, individual and societal. On this basis, John Stuart Mill, in his essay On Liberty, sets out to define the proper limits of government and society on the freedom of the individual.

2. On Liberty
a. Liberty
John Stuart Mill opens his essay by defining the subject he will explore: "the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual" (¶ 1). This, he calls "Civil, or Social Liberty." The problem he will explore is the "struggle between Liberty and Authority," which is "the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar" (¶ 2). He explores the extent to which man's liberty may properly be checked by authority and he outlines the ways in which liberty is threatened by various tyrannies, such as the "tyranny of the political rulers" and the "tyranny of the majority" (social tyranny).
For Mill, liberty permits man to act as he wishes when no harm falls upon other people.
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