By John Skorupski
John Stuart Mill is without doubt one of the maximum thinkers of the 19th century. yet does he have something to coach us this day? His deep drawback for freedom of the person is assumed by means of a few to be outmoded and insufficient to the cultural and spiritual complexities of 21st century life.
In this succinct and sensible ebook, John Skorupski argues that Mill is a profound and encouraging social and political philosopher from whom we nonetheless have a lot to profit. He displays on Mill's crucial arguments in his most renowned works, together with Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and lines their implications for democratic politics. With using topical and arguable examples, together with privateness, non secular intolerance, and freedom of speech, he makes Mill's matters our personal at a time while what liberalism potential, and why it issues, is once more in dispute.
He concludes that Mill's position within the pantheon of 'great thinkers' rests not just on his particular political and social doctrines, yet certainly on his steadfastly beneficiant and liberal imaginative and prescient of people, their family members to each other, and what makes lifestyles worthy living.
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Why Read Mill Today? by John Skorupski