On Liberty of Thought and Discussion

For: Professor Brad Bell Ethics and Media, The Arts and Society Excelsior College August 11, 2013 Thoughts and Discussion: On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion Abstract In the second chapter of John Stuart Mill’s essay, On Liberty, Mill presents reasons why he believes silencing people’s opinions, even if there is only one person with … Read more

Mill Locke on Liberty

The apples which in nature and owned by everybody, when gathered from trees by someone by mixing labor into, becomes the apples of the laborer or theater. By that way, I mean by mixing labor on something as Locke signifies, natural right of property can be established over something which is before common. However the … Read more

John Stuart Mill “On Liberty” Critique

He takes issue with the illegitimate power society has over the individual. He worries that this “social tyranny” hinders the self-cultivation of the individual. Although he fears that the despotism of custom will lead to the stagnation of society, his solution to this problem ironically requires that we adopt his concern for well being of … Read more

John Stuart Mills’ – on Liberty

In the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, freedom of speech is expressed in Section 2(b) as “a freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression”. There have also been many great philosophers and advocates who have battled to gain and promote this right. Visionaries such as John Locke, Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson eloquently supported for … Read more

Notes on Liberty

When the authorities were regarded as vultures preying on the weaker members of the community, the aim of patriots was to set limits to the power which the ruler should be suffered to exercise over the ommunity, and this limitation was what they meant by liberty. It was attempted in two ways: a. By obtaining … Read more

Analysing on Liberty by John Stuart Mill

Analysing On Liberty by John Stuart Mill POLS1300 / by JOY Qin Humanitys attempts to study the state of society have stretched back throughout the ages. From forefathers such as Socrates or Aristophanes to the great enlightenment philosophers of Locke or Voltaire, all have grappled with the questions of how humanity best functions as a … Read more