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John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression
The Genesis of a Theory

ISBN 9780415862882
Published October 23, 2013 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

The arguments advanced in the second chapter of On Liberty (1859) have become the touchstone for practically every discussion of freedom of speech, yet the broader development of John Stuart Mill's ideas concerning intellectual liberty has generally been neglected. This work attempts to fill that lacuna by looking beyond On Liberty, in order to understand the evolution of Mill's ideas concerning freedom of thought and discussion.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; Part 1; Chapter 1 worthy successor; Chapter 2 The aftermath of the ‘mental crisis’; Chapter 3 Coleridgian agendas; Chapter 4 Joint productions?; Part 2; Chapter 5 On Liberty : the 1859 response; Chapter 6 Liberty, Equality, Fraternity; Chapter 7 On Liberty : recent interpretations; Chapter 8 Exceptions to freedom of thought and discussion; Part 3; Chapter 9 After On Liberty : from theory to reality; Chapter 10; Conclusion;

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K.C. O'Rourke, Ph.D. is an independent scholar who lives and works in London.


' is clear that O'Rourke has performed a valuable service for Mill scholars everywhere. Alan Haworth, Political Studies Vol 50:2, June 2002