On Liberty

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'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign'. To this 'one very simple principle' the whole of Mill's essay "On Liberty" is dedicated. While many of his immediate predecessors and contemporaries, from Adam Smith to Godwin a ...Continua
Masterfully written with sophistication and vivid illustration. This is not ivory-tower philosophy. It's real political philosophy with real and clear application. "Over himself, over his own mind and body, the individual is sovereign". ...Continua
SWReader
Wrote 11/21/09
A Libertarian Manifesto

Though a Unitarian of his time, Mill clearly lays out the principles of the modern Libertarian movement.

Christina
Wrote 3/4/09

With lots of old English, which makes me confused. I wish I will be able to finish it before my graduation xD"

One of the best philosophical book I have ever read. It contains theses with which I agree and it is also very effective from a rhetorical point of view. Sometimes it simplifies too much complex problems, but the general principles that are proposed...Continua

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