On Liberty And The Subjection Of Women by John Stuart Mill

On Liberty And The Subjection Of Women

byJohn Stuart MillEditorAlan RyanIntroduction byAlan Ryan

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Two cornerstones of liberalism from the great social radical of English philosophy

John Stuart Mill was a prodigious thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age. In On Liberty, one of the sacred texts of liberalism, he argues that any democracy risks becoming a "tyranny of opinion" in which minority views are suppressed if they do not conform to those of the majority. The Subjection of Women, written shortly after the death of Mill?s wife, Harriet, stresses the importance of sexual equality. Together they provide eloquent testimony to the hopes and anxieties of Victorian England, and offer a trenchant consideration of what it really means to be free.

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John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was educated by his father and through his influence obtained a clerkship at India House. He formed the Utilitarian Society which met to read and discuss essays, and in 1825 he edited Bentham’s Treatise upon Evidence. In 1826 he suffered an acute mental crisis and found that poetry helped him recover the will...
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Title:On Liberty And The Subjection Of WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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On Liberty remains a classic. . . . The present world would be better than it is if [MillÆs] principles were more respected. (Bertrand Russell)