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John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression

The Genesis of a Theory

By K.C. O'Rourke

Routledge – 2001 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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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.

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

Name: John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression: The Genesis of a Theory (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By K.C. O'Rourke. 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...
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