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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Stuart Mill Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781452671437
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First published in 1859, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is an exhaustive exploration of social and civic liberty, its limits, and its consequences. Mill's work is a classic of political liberalism that contains a rational justification of the freedom of the individual in opposition to the claims of the state. Drawing upon the empiricism of John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume and the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham, On Liberty defends the representative democracy as the culmination of society's progression from lower to higher stages, even as it recognizes one of the unique dangers of this type of government-namely, the "tyranny of the majority." Central to Mill's ideology is the harm principle-the idea that individual liberties should only be curtailed when they harm or interfere with the ability of others to exercise their own liberties. Unlike other liberal theorists, Mill did not rely upon theories of abstract rights to support his ideology, but rather grounded his philosophy in ideas of utility. As relevant to modern audiences as it was to Mill's Victorian readership, On Liberty is an enduring classic of political thought. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 5/9/2011

    " This book holds the memory of the worst oral exam ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonny | 4/24/2011

    " Thus far into my reading, Mill makes many very poignant points on the topic discussed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 3/17/2011

    " A defense of free speech and liberty at a time when it was not the norm "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Ferry | 1/30/2011

    " bagiku, mengamini emmanuel levinas, tanggung jawab tetap mendahului kebebasan. (baca ulang, versi indonesia). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katherine | 12/25/2010

    " I did not like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 12/5/2010

    " This is a book to be studied not read. This time around I read it. Next time, I will study it. There was many great ideas to challenge and/or confirm my own beliefs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/4/2010

    " I liked this book but it tokk me a while to read it. It's not that easy.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 6/9/2010

    " Great read, find the book to be facinating given the time in which it was written. Recommend highly. "

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About the Author
Author John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (1806–1873) is a celebrated English philosopher, economist, and civil servant. His works include texts in logic, epistemology, economics, social and political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, religion, and current affairs.

About the Narrator

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and he played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.