John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression

The Genesis of a Theory


The arguments advanced in the second chapter of On Liberty (1859) have become the touchstone for practically every discussion of freedom of speech, yet the broader development of John Stuart Mill's ideas concerning intellectual liberty has generally been neglected. This work attempts to fill that lacuna by looking beyond On Liberty, in order to understand the evolution of Mill's ideas concerning freedom of thought and discussion.
  • Taylor and Francis; June 2001
  • ISBN 9781134526581
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  • Title: John Stuart Mill and Freedom of Expression
  • Author: K.C. O'Rourke
  • Imprint: Routledge