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On Liberty

John Stuart Mill

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On Liberty is the philosophy classic that laid the foundation of modern liberal politics, applying the concept of utilitarianism in order to create a working system between authority and liberty.

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On Liberty

On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

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John Stuart Mill was the most influential English philosopher of the 19th century, taking an interest in civil rights, feminism and politics. The maxims and principles laid out in his greatest work, On Liberty, would later become the foundation of what liberal politics are today.

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One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.

- John Stuart Mill

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