The Routledge Guidebook to Mill's On Liberty
Series Editor: Anthony Gottlieb
Routledge – 2016 – 352 pages
John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty is widely regarded as one of the most influential and stirring pieces of political philosophy ever written. Ever relevant in our increasingly surveillance dominated culture, the essay argues strongly in favour of the moral rights of individuality, including rights of privacy and of freedom of expression. The Routledge Guidebook to Mill’s On Liberty introduces the major themes in Mill’s great book and aids the reader in understanding this key work, covering:
With further reading included for each chapter, this text is essential reading for all students of philosophy and political theory, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work of political philosophy.
Series editor Preface Author Prefaces Part 1: General Introduction 1. Mill and the Liberty Part 2: The Argument of On Liberty 2. Introductory (Chapter I, paras 1–16) 3. Of the liberty of thought and discussion (Chapter II, paras 1–44) 4. Of individuality, as one of the elements ofwell-being (Chapter III, paras 1–19) 5. Of the limits to the authority of society over the individual (Chapter IV, paras 1–21) 6. Applications (Chapter V, paras 1–23) Part 3: Mill's Doctrine in Outline 7. The structure of Mill’s doctrine of liberty Part 4: Genral Issues 8. Liberal utilitarianism 9. Liberty, individuality and custom 10. The doctrine of Liberty in practice. Index
Jonathan Riley is Professor of Philosophy at the Murphy Institute, Tulane University, USA.