On Liberty, John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill

On Liberty

John Stuart Mill was a prolific and well-regarded author and philosopher in his day, but perhaps his most enduring work is On Liberty, an essay developed over several years and with significant input from his wife. In it, he applies his views on the Utilitarian ethical theory to systems of society and governance. The result became one of the most influential essays on liberal political thought in modern history.
In On Liberty Mill addresses such familiar concepts as freedom of speech, the importance of individuality, and the limits of society’s influence on the individual. He caps the discussion with an application of these principals on problems of the day, including education and the economy.
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It was not so difficult to comprehend by comparing with the present circumstances.


Варя Данилова
Варя Даниловаhas quoted3 months ago
To give any fair-play to the nature of each, it is es­sen­tial that dif­fer­ent per­sons should be al­lowed to lead dif­fer­ent lives. In pro­por­tion as this lat­it­ude has been ex­er­cised in any age, has that age been note­worthy to pos­ter­ity.

Чтобы проявить справедливость к характеру каждого из них, важно, чтобы разные люди имели возможность вести разные жизни. По мере того, как эта широта использовалась в любом возрасте, этот возраст был достоин внимания потомков.

Jesper Bursøe Leth
Jesper Bursøe Lethhas quoted2 years ago
Pro­tec­tion, there­fore, against the tyranny of the ma­gis­trate is not enough: there needs pro­tec­tion also against the tyranny of the pre­vail­ing opin­ion and feel­ing; against the tend­ency of so­ci­ety to im­pose, by other means than civil pen­al­ties, its own ideas and prac­tices as rules of con­duct on those who dis­sent from them

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