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1st Edition

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

Edited By

John Gray

,

G. W. Smith





ISBN 9780415010016
Published July 24, 1991 by Routledge
294 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G.W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION, John Gray, G.W. Smith; Part 1 ON LIBERTY, John Stuart Mill; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTORY; Chapter 2 OF THE LIBERTY OF THOUGHT AND DISCUSSION; Chapter 3 OF INDIVIDUALITY, AS ONE OF THE ELEMENTS OF WELL-BEING; Chapter 4 OF THE LIMITS TO THE AUTHORITY OF SOCIETY OVER THE INDIVIDUAL; Chapter 5 APPLICATIONS; Part 2 CRITICAL COMMENTARY; jsmel JOHN STUART MILL AND THE ENDS OF LIFE, Isaiah Berlin; jsmal JOHN STUART MILL'S ART OF LIVING, Alan Ryan; rrml A RE-READING OF MILL ON LIBERTY, J.C. Rees; mchti MILL'S CONCEPTION OF HAPPINESS AND THE THEORY OF INDIVIDUALITY, John Gray; mdl MILL'S DEFENCE OF LIBERTY, C.L. Ten; slfa SOCIAL LIBERTY AND FREE AGENCY, G.W. Smith; jsmib JOHN STUART MILL AND ISAIAH BERLIN, Richard Wollheim; Index;

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Biography

John Gray is a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford,
G.W. Smith is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Lancaster