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On Liberty

John Stuart Mill


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John Stuart Mill lived in the following country:

John Stuart Mill wrote during the following century

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

Mill beliefs that education should be:

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

Mill tries to justify individual liberty through:

A utilitarian is someone who:

Liberty is defined by Mill in the first chapter as:

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

Mill's requirements for the protection of liberty apply to

Mill argues that bigamy

Mill thinks that actions can be restricted

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

Mill thinks that behavior "harms" others whenever it

Mill believes that owning a gambling establishment

Mill says people owe society

Mill believes that Christian morality

Mill rejects the argument that truth may be justly persecuted because

Mill believes that people learn best

Mill is writing to an audience that is mainly

Mill believes that individuality

Mill presents China as

Mill believes that individuality

Mill believes that alcohol

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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