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On Liberty

The philosophical work that changed society for ever

By John Stuart Mill

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About the Author

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was an influential British Classical liberal thinker of the 19th century whose works on liberty justified freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. He was a philosopher, political theorist, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament.

Contents Listing

1. Introductory
2. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
3. On Individuality, As One of the Elements of Wellbeing
4. Of the Limits to the Authority of Society Over the Individual
5. Applications
1. Introductory
2. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
3. On Individuality, As One of the Elements of Wellbeing
4. Of the Limits to the Authority of Society Over the Individual
5. Applications

Jacket Text

A potent defence of the individual, and a foundational text for political and social Liberalism, 'On Liberty' is a classic of English philosophy.

An important and fascinating book, in many respects it provided the spiritual basis of modern Western society - mistrustful of religion, respectful of non-conformity, and prizing personal over social fulfillment.

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