J.S. Mill: On Liberty in Focus


This volume brings together J. S. Mills On Libertyand a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C. L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G. W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Gray
  • G. W. Smith
  • Isaiah Berlin
  • Alan Ryan
  • J. C. Rees
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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