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On Liberty : Broadview Editions - John Stuart Mill

On Liberty

Broadview Editions

Paperback Published: 8th March 1999
ISBN: 9781551111995
Number Of Pages: 294

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Mill predicted that "[t]he Liberty is likely to survive longer than anything else that I have written...because the conjunction of [Harriet Taylor's] mind with mine has rendered it a kind of philosophic text-book of a single truth, which the changes progressively taking place in modern society tend to bring out in ever greater relief." Indeed, On Liberty is one of the most influential books ever written, and remains a foundational document for the understanding of vital political, philosophical and social issues. In addition to its many useful appendices, this new edition includes a chronology, bibliography, and a substantial introduction which outlines Mill's life and works, and sets this central work of 1859 in the context of both his own intellectual development and of the play of ideas and political forces in Victorian society.Please note: Broadview offers two separate editions of On Liberty. The Kahn edition is particularly relevant to readers who are interested in how the work is situated in the history of political philosophy, whereas the Alexander edition is recommended to those most interested in the work's Victorian literary and social contexts.

Industry Reviews

"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

Editorial Note
A Note on the Life and Thought of John Stuart Millp. 1
A Reading of On Libertyp. 28
On Liberty
Introductoryp. 73
Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussionp. 86
Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Beingp. 121
Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individualp. 139
Applicationsp. 156
Rethinking On Liberty
A Freedom Both Personal and Politicalp. 179
On Liberty: A Revaluationp. 197
Mill's Liberty and the Problem of Authorityp. 208
Mill as a Critic of Culture and Societyp. 224
Bibliographyp. 247
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ISBN: 9781551111995
ISBN-10: 1551111993
Series: Broadview Editions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 8th March 1999
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37