In one of the most influential philosophical works ever writer, John
Stuart Mill explores the risks and responsibilities of liberty.
Examining the tyranny that can come both from government and from the
herd-like opinion of the majority, Mill proposes a freedom to think,
unite, and pursue our pleasures as the most important freedoms, as long
as we cause no harm to others.
GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
About The Author
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. His major works include ON LIBERTY, UTILITARIANISM and THE SUBJUGATION OF WOMEN
Series: Penguin Great Ideas
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 26th August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1