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On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

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PUBLISHED: 27th May 1982
ISBN: 9780140432077
ANNOTATION:
'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign'. This title includes an essay that dedicated to this 'one very simple principle'. It records responses to the author's books and comments on his fear of 'the tyranny of the majority'.
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  • Paperback
    $14.93
PUBLISHED: 27th May 1982
ISBN: 9780140432077
ANNOTATION:
'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign'. This title includes an essay that dedicated to this 'one very simple principle'. It records responses to the author's books and comments on his fear of 'the tyranny of the majority'.

Annotation

'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign'. This title includes an essay that dedicated to this 'one very simple principle'. It records responses to the author's books and comments on his fear of 'the tyranny of the majority'.

Publisher Description

'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.' To this 'one very simple principle' the whole of Mill's essay On Liberty is dedicated. While many of his immediate predecessors and contemporaries, from Adam Smith to Godwin and Thoreau, had celebrated liberty, it was Mill who organized the idea into a philosophy, and put it into the form in which it is generally known today. The editor of this essay, Gertrude Himmelfarb records responses to Mill's books and comments on his fear of 'the tyranny of the majority'. Dr Himmelfarb concludes that the same inconsistencies which underlie On Liberty continue to complicate the moral and political stance of liberals today.

Author Biography

John Stuart Mill was born in London in 1806. He became a leading philosophical radical, active as a propagandist in their intellectual and reforming pursuits. In 1826, he began to rethink his stance and examine alternative positions offered by Coleridge and Carlyle. By the 1840's Mill could offer a mature reinterpretation of his philosophical position. Gertrude Himmelfarb is Professor of History at the City University of New York and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Product Details

Pages
192
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
1982
ISBN-10
0140432078
ISBN-13
9780140432077
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1982-05-27
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Author
John Stuart Mill
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Edited by
Gertrude Himmelfarb
Language
English
Series
Classics
Audience
General/Trade