John Stuart Mill | Critical Essay by D. A. Lloyd Thomas

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of John Stuart Mill.
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Critical Essay by D. A. Lloyd Thomas

SOURCE: “Rights, Consequences, and Mill on Liberty,” in Of Liberty, edited by A. Phillips Griffiths, Cambridge University Press, 1983, pp. 167-80.

In the following essay, Thomas offers philosophical and moral justifications for Mill's liberty principle as contained in his essay, On Liberty.

Mill says that the object of his essay On Liberty is to defend a certain principle, which I will call the ‘liberty principle’, and will take to say the following1: ‘It is permissible, in principle, for the state (through law) or society (through social pressure) to control the actions of individuals “only in respect to those actions of each, which concern the interest of other people” ’.2 The liberty principle is a prescription of intermediate generality. Mill intends it to support more specific political...

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