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
Play 02 Ch 2 – Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion – pt 1 David Barnes
Play 03 Ch 2 – Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion – pt 2 David Barnes
Play 04 Ch 3 – Of Individuality Carl Manchester
Play 05 Ch 4 – Of the Limits to the Authority of Society Mike Kauffmann
Play 06 Ch 5 – Applications ML Cohen