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On Liberty

John Stuart Mill

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1. John Stuart Mill lived in the following country:

2. John Stuart Mill wrote during the following century

3. Mill writes that society can punish people's behavior when:

4. Mill beliefs that education should be:

5. If James disagrees with Jessica's private spending habits, Mill would say he should:

6. Mill tries to justify individual liberty through:

7. A utilitarian is someone who:

8. Liberty is defined by Mill in the first chapter as:

9. Mill defends freedom of opinion for all of the following reasons EXCEPT

10. Mill's requirements for the protection of liberty apply to

11. Mill argues that bigamy

12. Mill thinks that actions can be restricted

13. Mill thinks that the fact that Christians were persecuted when they were in the minority implies that

14. Mill thinks that behavior "harms" others whenever it

15. Mill believes that owning a gambling establishment

16. Mill says people owe society

17. Mill believes that Christian morality

18. Mill rejects the argument that truth may be justly persecuted because

19. Mill believes that people learn best

20. Mill is writing to an audience that is mainly

21. Mill believes that individuality

22. Mill presents China as

23. Mill believes that individuality

24. Mill believes that alcohol

25. Mill believes that British society

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Mill & Truth

by JustMeandMyBalls, December 06, 2013

In the last paragraph of the commentary there is a discussion of Mill's belief in the existence of truth. It is my opinion that the way this last paragraph was written does not adequately represent Mill's understanding of truth. The commentator confuses moral truth and utilitarian truth. The commentary assumes truth on the basis of simple right or wrong, but Mill was a utilitarian. I believe Mill's understanding of truth is one where the 'trueness' of an idea is weighed by its ability to serve the greater good. (The effectual utility that th... Read more

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To the gentleman with the balls

by Jilani-Sparknotes-Writer, November 19, 2016

I guess you're right, my bad.