Feb 20, 2017
Chapter 5, The final (hour-long) Chapter. Mill provides some sample applications for the principles from previous chapters. And points out that though society could restrict liberty when others experience loss, that doesn't mean they always should. Some losses aren't as important as preserving Liberty.
Feb 16, 2017
Chapter 4 - Aren't there limits on liberty and individuality? Certainly. But there are also limits on society, and both are to preserve. And sometimes, liberty has costs. But liberty is worth the costs.
Feb 13, 2017
Chapter 3 Part 2 - It's important to be an individual, and to allow others to be individuals in thought and act. And it's important to preserve that liberty, even for individuals you don't like. Because they come up with good new ways of doing things. Bad new ways, too -- and then you learn what doesn't work... ...
Feb 9, 2017
Chapter 3 Part 1 - Mill speaks about the importance of not just thinking and talking but acting as an individual (as long as you don't harm others) and preserving the right to act as an individual. One of the strengths of his arguments is that though he might well not approve of some of our new sorts of individuality,...
Feb 6, 2017
The pursuit of truth, and the necessity for opposition, in politics and government. On point, anyone? Timely, even a century old.
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