On liberty

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c1997.
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Alan Ryan's provocative introduction lays out the central issues debated by John Stuart Mill's many interpreters; in addition, it assesses Mill's historical significance and provides a brief account of his life. In recent years, scholars have increasingly focused on the connection between On Liberty and Mill's other writings. This Norton Critical Edition brings together three major essays that illustrate Mill's liberal political philosophy over the course of his life: "The Spirit of the Age" (1831), On Liberty (1859), and The Subjection of Women (1869). Related excerpts from John Stuart Mill's Autobiography (1873, published posthumously) are also included. Each text is accompanied by explanatory annotations."Commentary" collects seven major assessments of Mill's writings. The contemporary perspectives of R. H. Hutton and James Fitzjames Stephen and the more recent analyses of Isaiah Berlin, Gertrude Himmelfarb, John C. Rees, Jeremy Waldron, and Susan Moller Okin provide readers with a critical overview of one of the most important of modern political philosophers.A Selected Bibliography and an Index are included.
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display_description Since its first publication in 1859, few works of political philosophy have provoked such continuous controversy as John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty", a passionate argument on behalf of freedom of self-expression. This classic work is now available in this volume which also includes essays by scholars in a range of fields. The text begins with a biographical essay by David Bromwich and an interpretative essay by George Kateb. Then Jean Bethke Elshtain, Owen Fiss, Judge Richard A. Posner and Jeremy Waldron present commentaries on the pertinence of Mill's thinking to early 21st century debates. They discuss, for example, the uses of authority and tradition, the shifting legal boundaries of free speech and free action, the relation of personal liberty to market individualism, and the tension between the right to live as one pleases and the right to criticize anyone's way of life.
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subject_facet Electronic books, English literature, Equality, Liberte?, Liberty, Mill, John Stuart, -- 1806-1873, POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory, POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights, POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights, Representative government and representation, Women's rights
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title_full On liberty / John Stuart Mill, On liberty / John Stuart Mill ; edited by David Bromwich and George Kateb ; with essays by Jean Bethke Elshtain [and others], On liberty / by John Stuart Mill, On liberty selected and edited by Alan Ryan
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topic_facet Civil Rights, Equality, History & Theory, Human Rights, Liberte?, Liberty, Mill, John Stuart, POLITICAL SCIENCE, Political Freedom & Security, Representative government and representation, Women's rights