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DetailsDiscussed and debated from time immemorial, the concept of personal liberty went without codification until the 1859 publication of On Liberty. John Stuart Mill's complete and resolute dedication to the cause of freedom inspired this treatise, an enduring work through which the concept remains well known and studied.The British economist, philosopher, and ethical theorist's argument does not focus on "the so-called Liberty of the Will...but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." Mill asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty. In powerful and persuasive prose, he declares that there is "one very simple principle" regarding the use of coercion in society - one may only coerce others either to defend oneself or to defend others from harm.The new edition offers students of political science and philosophy, in an inexpensive volume, one of the most influential studies on the nature of individual liberty and its role in a democratic society.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in London, John Stuart Mill (18061873) was a philosopher, author, and social economist. Considered one of the greatest influencers of liberal political theory, Mill was dubbed the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century. He devoted his life to the creation of a just society, was an early advocate of labor unions and farm cooperatives, and was the first member of Parliament to advocate for womens suffrage. In addition to his essay On Liberty, Mills notable works include Principles of Political Economy and The Subjection of Women.
SKU Code PRK B 3542 Weight in Kg 0.0600 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486421308 Author Name JOHN STUART MILL Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS