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In one of the most influential philosophical works ever writer, John Stuart Mill explores the risks and responsibilities of liberty. Examining the tyranny that can come both from government and from the herd-like opinion of the majority, Mill proposes a freedom to think, unite, and pursue our pleasures as the most important freedoms, as long as we cause no harm to others.

GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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Title: On Liberty <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: John Stuart Mill <>Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP

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"The old threats to individual liberty have not disappeared, and new ones continue to emerge. J.S. Mill's On Liberty remains an essential text for those seeking to understand them and how to deal with them. This outstanding edition provides a clear and insightful introduction, and puts Mill's essay into historical and contemporary context with judiciously chosen excerpts from other texts. Highly recommended for any intelligent reader, and an ideal focus for a seminar."--Roger Crisp

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“The old threats to individual liberty have not disappeared, and new ones continue to emerge. J.S. Mill’s On Liberty remains an essential text for those seeking to understand them and how to deal with them. This outstanding edition provides a clear and insightful introduction, and puts Mill’s essay into historical and contemporary context with judiciously chosen excerpts from other texts. Highly recommended for any intelligent reader, and an ideal focus for a seminar.” — Roger Crisp, St Anne’s College, Oxford

“Kahn offers a concise general introduction to this new edition of Mill’s ‘great little essay.’ ... This edition encourages students to investigate Mill’s doctrine and, hopefully, to develop an appreciation of its far-reaching implications for social policy.” — Jonathan M. Riley, Tulane University

“The old threats to individual liberty have not disappeared, and new ones continue to emerge. J.S. Mill’s On Liberty remains an essential text for those seeking to understand them and how to deal with them. This outstanding edition provides a clear and insightful introduction, and puts Mill’s essay into historical and contemporary context with judiciously chosen excerpts from other texts. Highly recommended for any intelligent reader, and an ideal focus for a seminar.” — Roger Crisp, St Anne’s College, Oxford

“Kahn offers a concise general introduction to this new edition of Mill’s ‘great little essay.’ ... This edition encourages students to investigate Mill’s doctrine and, hopefully, to develop an appreciation of its far-reaching implications for social policy.” — Jonathan M. Riley, Tulane University

"The old threats to individual liberty have not disappeared, and new ones continue to emerge. J.S. Mill's On Liberty remains an essential text for those seeking to understand them and how to deal with them. This outstanding edition provides a clear and insightful introduction, and puts Mill's essay into historical and contemporary context with judiciously chosen excerpts from other texts. Highly recommended for any intelligent reader, and an ideal focus for a seminar." -- Roger Crisp, St Anne's College, Oxford

"Kahn offers a concise general introduction to this new edition of Mill's 'great little essay.' ... This edition encourages students to investigate Mill's doctrine and, hopefully, to develop an appreciation of its far-reaching implications for social policy." -- Jonathan M. Riley, Tulane University

"The old threats to individual liberty have not disappeared, and new ones continue to emerge. J.S. Mill's On Liberty remains an essential text for those seeking to understand them and how to deal with them. This outstanding edition provides a clear and insightful introduction, and puts Mill's essay into historical and contemporary context with judiciously chosen excerpts from other texts. Highly recommended for any intelligent reader, and an ideal focus for a seminar." -- Roger Crisp, St Anne's College, Oxford

"Kahn offers a concise general introduction to this new edition of Mill's 'great little essay.' ... This edition encourages students to investigate Mill's doctrine and, hopefully, to develop an appreciation of its far-reaching implications for social policy." -- Jonathan M. Riley, Tulane University

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