by John Stuart Mill
Editor: Dover Publications Inc.
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Discussed and debated since time immemorial, the notion of individual freedom went without codification until 1859 publication of Freedom.John Stuart Mill is comprehensive and dedicated dedication to the cause of freedom inspired this treaty, lasting work through which the concept remains well known and studied.The British economist, philosopher and ethic theorist’s argument not to focus on “the so-called Freedom of Willbut Civil, Social or Freedom: the nature and limits of the power that can legitimately be exercised by society over the individual.”Moulin asks and answers provocative questions about the limits of social authority and individual sovereignty.In powerful and persuasive prose, he declares that it is “a very simple principle” concerning the use of coercion in society, one cannot compel others, either to defend oneself or to defend oneself or others from any danger.The new edition offers students of political science and philosophy, in a little volume, one of the most influential studies on the nature of individual freedom and its role in a democratic society.
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