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“A wonderful edition. The introduction is splendid, and having comments, critiques and reviews as appendices is excellent. One can only hope that this edition becomes standard in colleges and universities.” ― Irving Louis Horowitz, Rutgers University
“The introduction offers fresh insights [and] the background readings provide much illumination into aspects of Mill’s thought that may not be apparent to the modern reader.” ― Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona
“With an impressively compact and engaging introduction and a well-chosen selection of ancillary materials, Edward Alexander’s edition of On Liberty is an excellent choice for undergraduate courses, and will please nineteenth-century specialists as well.” ― Eileen Gillooly, Columbia University
“Edward Alexander’s work is not just another edition of Mill’s On Liberty. In addition to a solid introduction and the text itself, the reader encounters a wealth of material essential to placing the work in its historical and philosophical context: de Tocqueville on majoritarian rule; some of Mill’s early letters discussing themes developed at greater length in On Liberty; his own comments about his work; and comments by contemporaries of Mill, both informal remarks and sustained discussions. Alexander should be commended for making this invaluable material accessible to scholars and students of Mill, of liberalism, of political philosophy, and of the history of ideas.” ― Maria H. Moralies, Florida State University--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Published in 1859, this essay by British philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill (1806-73) remains a major influence upon liberal political thought today. In this work, Mill defines liberty as an absolute individual right, and defends freedom of speech as a necessary condition of social and intellectual progress. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
JSM's On Liberty certainly stands among the classic works of the Age of Reason. Mill's encyclical is a perfect example of the tendency of the Enlightenment to believe something to... Read morePublished on July 20 2003 by Arthem
It was not Socialism itself that is an evil, but the way it was implemented in some countries, in response to white-anglo-whatever's totally value-less review. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by Nathaniel Avery
Unlike the clueless and completely contradictory rantings of "white_anglo_saxon_muslim", this book is entirely in favour of the freedom of the individual - personal... Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2002 by Conno
This book represents the beginning of the peversion of classical liberalism (Algernon Sidney, John Trenchard, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry) into the tyranny of modern day... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2001
John Stuart Mill, author of On Liberty, defines the nature of civil liberty, and most importantly, the harm principl. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2000 by Christy
In On Liberty, Mill attempts to define when the authority of society can rightly limit individuality and the "sovereignty of the individual over himself. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2000
John Stuart Mill was a liberal's liberal or a socialist's socialist- ahead of his times (or just hanging on Karl Marx's coattail. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2000 by R. Setliff
J.S. Mill has written the best promulgation of classical liberalism in his book "On Liberty" (OL). Read morePublished on July 30 2000 by Eric Breitenstein