ARC On Liberty Circle Cover (Arc Classics)
"The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it."
Few philosophers have had a greater impact on the modern world that John Stuart Mill. World leaders, political parties, and academics have all take inspiration from his pioneering concepts. In On Liberty, Mill defended the concepts of liberalism, human rights, and utilitarianism. Applying his theories to politics, On Liberty is a magnificent examination of the nature of state and society. First published in 1859, Mill's libertarian ideas continue to exert an incredible influence on politics and philosophy today.
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British political philosopher who wrote on such subjects as logic, economics, ethics, metaphysics, religion, and current affairs. His best-known works include On Liberty, Utilitarianism, The Subjection of Women, A System of Logic, Principles of Political Economy, and his autobiography. He was born in London, the eldest son of the Scottish philosopher, historian, and economist James Mill and educated by his father with the assistance of utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham. Mill's philosophy draws upon empiricism and utilitarianism while modifying these doctrines to incorporate a greater sense of humanity. A strong defender of freedom of thought and expression and an early supporter of the cause of women's rights, Mill remains a towering figure in the development of political liberalism
Pub Date: 2021
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches