Princeton University Library Catalog

On liberty / John Stuart Mill ; edited by David Bromwich and George Kateb ; with essays by Jean Bethke Elshtain ... [et al.].

Author:
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873 [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003.
Description:
x, 249 p. ; 22 cm.
Series:
Rethinking the Western tradition. [More in this series]
Summary note:
Annotation Since its first publication in 1859, few works of political philosophy have provoked such continuous controversy as John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, a passionate argument on behalf of freedom of self-expression. This classic work is now available in a new edition that also includes essays by distinguished scholars in a range of fields. The book begins with a biographical essay by David Bromwich and an interpretative essay by George Kateb. Then Jean Bethke Elshtain, Owen Fiss, Judge Richard A. Posner, and Jeremy Waldron present commentaries on the pertinence of Mill's thinking to current debates. They discuss, for example, the uses of authority and tradition, the shifting legal boundaries of free speech and free action, the relation of personal liberty to market individualism, and the tension between the right to live as one pleases and the right to criticize anyone's way of life.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-249).
Contents:
A note on the life and thought of John Stuart Mill / David Bromwich -- A reading of On liberty / George Kateb -- ON LIBERTY [the text by John Stuart Mill]: A note on the text -- Introductory -- On the liberty of thought and discussion -- Of individuality, as one of the elements of well-being -- Of the limits to the authority of society over the individual -- Applications -- RETHINKING ON LIBERTY: A freedom both personal and political / Owen Fiss -- On liberty: a revaluation / Richard A. Posner -- Mill's liberty and the problem of authority / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- Mill as a critic of culture and society / Jeremy Waldron.
Subject(s):
Liberty [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 0300096089 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780300096088 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0300096100 (paper : alk. paper)
  • 9780300096101 (paper : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2002006676
OCLC:
49799241
Related name:
RCP:
C - S