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On Liberty

The iconic political text on how to balance authority, society and individuality

By John Stuart Mill
15-minute read
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

The iconic political text On Liberty delves into questions of how to balance authority, society and individuality. Combining abstract philosophical reasoning and concrete examples, On Liberty provides a thoughtful and vivid defense of personal liberty and self-determination that has made a huge impact on our liberal societies and political thought today.

  • Anyone interested in philosophy and the history of political thought
  • Anyone interested in politics
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the foundations of Liberalism

John Stuart Mill, a philosopher and economist, is among the most influential liberal political theorists and moral philosophers in the history of Western thought. In addition to his groundbreaking work On Liberty, Mill is also famous for his book Utilitarianism, a foundational text on utilitarian philosophy.

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