Reading J. S. Mill’s On Liberty

Performing as a Citizen
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Abstract

The fourth lesson comes from J. S. Mill. On Liberty is a core text in modern liberal theory. Why is this text so hotly debated? The answer is that Mill wanted his text to be hotly debated: this is his way of re-educating his readers into new theories of political liberty.

Keywords

Mill Harriet Mill Female suffrage Individuality Virtue Excellence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Politics and International RelationsAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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