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On Liberty

noun

  1. a treatise (1859) by John Stuart Mill on the rights of the individual within the state.


“On Liberty”

  1. (1859) An essay by John Stuart Mill in defense of the liberal idea of political freedom. Mill takes a firm position that the state may interfere with the freedom of individuals only to protect other individuals; the person's “own good” is not a sufficient reason.


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