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Mill's On Liberty
A Critical Guide


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  • Editor: C. L. Ten, National University of Singapore
C.L. Ten, Henry R. West, David O. Brink, Jonathan Riley, Gerald F. Gaus, Robert Amdur, Frank Lovett, Wendy Donner, Jeremy Waldron, Justine Burley, Robert Young
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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521182805

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  • John Stuart Mill's essay On Liberty, published in 1859, has had a powerful impact on philosophical and political debates ever since its first appearance. This volume of essays covers the whole range of problems raised in and by the essay, including the concept of liberty, the toleration of diversity, freedom of expression, the value of allowing 'experiments in living', the basis of individual liberty, multiculturalism and the claims of minority cultural groups. Mill's views have been fiercely contested, and they are at the centre of many contemporary debates. The essays are by leading scholars, who systematically and eloquently explore Mill's views from various perspectives. The volume will appeal to a wide range of readers including those interested in political philosophy and the history of ideas.

    • All ten essays are specially commissioned for this volume
    • The systematic coverage of the volume enables readers to better understand the nature and basis of Mill's views
    • Mill's views are still relevant to many contemporary debates including the limits of individual liberty, the power of the state and multiculturalism
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521182805
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Mill's On Liberty: Introduction C. L. Ten
    1. Mill's Case for Liberty Henry R. West
    2. Mill's liberal principles and freedom of expression David O. Brink
    3. Racism, blasphemy and free speech Jonathan Riley
    4. State neutrality and controversial values in On Liberty Gerald F. Gaus
    5. Rawls's critique of On Liberty Robert Amdur
    6. Mill on consensual domination Frank Lovett
    7. Autonomy, tradition, and the enforcement of morality Wendy Donner
    8. Mill and multiculturalism Jeremy Waldron
    9. Mill, liberty, and (genetic) 'Experiments in Living' Justine Burley
    10. John Stuart Mill, Ronald Dworkin and paternalism Robert Young.

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    C. L. Ten, National University of Singapore


    C.L. Ten, Henry R. West, David O. Brink, Jonathan Riley, Gerald F. Gaus, Robert Amdur, Frank Lovett, Wendy Donner, Jeremy Waldron, Justine Burley, Robert Young

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