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    DescriptionContinuum's "Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to classic works of philosophy. Each book explores the major themes, historical and philosophical context and key passages of a major philosophical text, guiding the reader toward a thorough understanding of often demanding material. Ideal for undergraduate students, the guides provide an essential resource for anyone who needs to get to grips with a philosophical text. First published in 1859, John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty" has exerted an enormous influence on philosophical and political thought ever since. Mill, also famous for his writings on utilitarianism, argues that individual liberty is of paramount importance and that any infringements of it must be kept to an absolute minimum. Mill himself described his brief but brilliant book as asserting 'one very simple principle...that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering in the liberty of any of their number, is self-protection.' Of course, drawing out the implications of this principle have proved to be anything but simple, and the various interpretations of Mill's doctrine have spawned countless debates and mountains of secondary literature. Numerous moral and political theorists have drawn on Mill's work, including Berlin, Rawls and Raz, and his ideas remain as relevant as ever today.


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    Title
    Mill's "On Liberty"
    Subtitle
    A Reader's Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Scarre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 231 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826486493
    ISBN 10: 0826486495
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPS, JPVH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 323.44
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: JC585.M75 S33 2007
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, JPVH
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    23 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Geoffrey Scarre is Reader in Philosophy and current Head of Department at the University of Durham, UK. He has written widely on Mill's philosophy, including Utilitarianism (Routledge), the Mill entry in The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophers and numerous articles.
    Table of contents
    1. Context; 2. Overview of Themes; 3. Reading the Text; 4. Reception and Influence; 5. Bibliography and Notes for Further Reading; Index.