On Liberty - Chapter 5, Applications Summary & Analysis

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The author begins by stating, slightly ornately, that he is now interested in figuring out how to apply the principles that he has discussed so far. Mainly, he wants to see how these can be applied within the culture, England in particular, as laws of the government. He also wants to see and to understand the best means of implementing these to the moral advantage and improvement of the culture. He takes readers through this in a sensible sequence.

The tone of the book continues with consistency. It is written rather objectively and is like contemporary nonfiction books in that it is about 'real life.' That being the case there are a wide variety of references which show the English culture in its Victorian condition. There is no reason to assume that the author did nor did not presume that he, along...

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