On Liberty

John Stuart MILL (1806 - 1873)

Published in 1859, On Liberty details Mill's view that individuals should be left wholly free to engage in any activity, thought or belief that does not harm others. Simple though it sounds, it is a position that challenges our ideas on the very nature of government and society, and sheds light on some of the key issues we face today. A key text of political philosophy, On Liberty has been continuously in print since its first publication. (Summary by David Barnes).

Genre(s): Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Ch 1 – Introductory David Barnes
00:44:50
Play 02 Ch 2 – Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion – pt 1 David Barnes
00:52:32
Play 03 Ch 2 – Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion – pt 2 David Barnes
01:00:40
Play 04 Ch 3 – Of Individuality Carl Manchester
00:49:01
Play 05 Ch 4 – Of the Limits to the Authority of Society Mike Kauffmann
00:50:18
Play 06 Ch 5 – Applications ML Cohen
01:04:33