In his much quoted, seminal work, On Liberty, John Stuart Mill attempts to establish standards for the relationship between authority and liberty. He emphasizes the importance of individuality which he conceived as a prerequisite to the higher pleasures—the summum bonum of Utilitarianism.
Published in 1859, On Liberty presents one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom and is perhaps the most widely-read liberal argument in support of the value of liberty.
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Discussed and debated from time immemorial, the concept of personal liberty went without codification until the 1859 publication ofOn Liberty. John Stuart Mill's complete and resolute dedication to the cause of freedom inspired this treatise, an enduring work through which the concept remains well known and studied.
The British economist, philosopher, and ethical theorist's argument does not focus on "the so-called Liberty of the Will...but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." Mill asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty. In powerful and persuasive prose, he declares that there is "one very simple principle" regarding the use of coercion in society—one may only coerce others either to defend oneself or to defend others from harm.
The new edition offers students of political science and philosophy, in an inexpensive volume, one of the most influential studies on the nature of individual liberty and its role in a democratic society.
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist, feminist, and civil servant.
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Descripción CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2016. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111536930369
Descripción CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2016. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB1536930369