John Stuart Mill's On Liberty (1860) continues to shape modern Western conceptions of individual freedom. In this volume, eight leading Mill scholars comment on this landmark work. Their essays, selected for their importance and accessibility, serve as an excellent introduction to this foundational text. Designed with political philosophy and philosophy of law courses in mind, this collection of essays by the leading Mill scholars is an ideal introduction to On Liberty. Clear and insightful, the essays make clear the continued relevance of Mill's work to contemporary struggles to protect individual rights without harming others. The collection is also useful for courses devoted to Mill at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Mill and Milquetoast, David Lewis. John Stuart Mill and the Harm of Pornography, David Dyzenhaus. Mill and Pornography, Robert Skipper. Paternalism, Gerald Dworkin. Paternalism, Utility, and Fairness, Richard Arneson. Liberty and Harm to Others, David Lyons. Profound Offense, Joel Feinberg. The Doctrine of Liberty in its Application to Morals, James Fitzjames Stephen.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield