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Published in 1859, On Liberty is a libertarian philosophical work by English philosopher John Stuart Mill that endorses his view on the importance of individuality for the constant progression and improvement of society. The work also supports economic and moral freedom, and openly criticizes the influence of social authority that in one way or another imposes a predefined set of acceptable attitudes and opinions. Highlighting issues including the incongruity between authority and liberty, t ...
 
John Stuart Mill’s book Utilitarianism is one of the most influential and widely-read philosophical defenses of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser’s Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. It went through four editions during Mill’s lifetime with minor additions and revisions. Although Mill includes discussions of utilitarian ethical principles in other works such as On Liberty and ...
 
This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mill’s economic theory moved from free market capitalism, to government intervention within the precepts of Utilitarianism, and finally to Socialism.
 
Part 1 lays out the framework for Positivism as originated in France by Auguste Comte in his Cours de Philosophie Positive. Mill examines the tenets of Comte's movement and alerts us to defects. Part 2 concerns all Comte's writings except the Cours de Philosophie Positive. During Comte's later years he gave up reading newspapers and periodicals to keep his mind pure for higher study. He also became enamored of a certain woman who changed his view of life. Comte turned his philosophy into a r ...
 
Published in 1859, On Liberty details Mill's view that individuals should be left wholly free to engage in any activity, thought or belief that does not harm others. Simple though it sounds, it is a position that challenges our ideas on the very nature of government and society, and sheds light on some of the key issues we face today. A key text of political philosophy, On Liberty has been continuously in print since its first publication. (Summary by David Barnes).
 
John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873), British philosopher, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an exponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's. He was a forceful proponent in the fight for government intervention in social reform.(Summary by Wikipedia)
 
This biography is actually a series of essays by prominent personalities of the time that shed light on John Stuart Mill's life and areas of endeavor. Those areas include his experiences in India House, his moral character, certain botanical explorations, how effective he was as a critic, studies in morals and the law, and discoveries concerning political economy. They also explore ideas concerning his influence on institutions of higher learning, accomplishments as a politician, and fame as ...
 
Mill's volume was published in 1861 as an argument favoring this form of governance. Mill covers what forms of government work best, including when representative government is applicable and when not. He details appropriate functions of representative bodies and warns of problems to avoid. He distinguishes between true and false democracy. Other areas covered include how voting is carried out, the role of a second chamber in Parliament, and how an executive branch might function. (Summary b ...
 
The Three Essays on Religion were written at different times during Mill's life, and only published after his death. The first two, 'Nature' and 'The Utility of Religion' date from the 1850s - the period between the publication of 'The Principles of Political Economy' and 'On Liberty'. The third longer essay, 'Theism' was written between 1868 and 1870. The three essays were published posthumously in 1874. (Summary by Justin Brett)
 
This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mill’s economic theory moved from free market capitalism, to government intervention within the precepts of Utilitarianism, and finally to Socialism. [Summary written by Gary Gilberd]
 
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"On Liberty," a seminal work by philosopher John Stuart Mill. Mill felt there were no definite standards for defining what society has standing to regulate and punish, and what is solely the business of individual to choose for themselves, if they accept the consequences to themselves. It is a discussion that needs to be remembered, and it is a discussion that needs to be revived in the modern world. Liberty still matters.
 
The tales in the Grey Fairy Book are derived from many countries — Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world. They have been translated and adapted by Mrs. Dent, Mrs. Lang, Miss Eleanor Sellar, Miss Blackley, and Miss Hang. 'The Three Sons of Hali' is from the last century 'Cabinet des Fees,' a very large collection. The French author may have had some Oriental original before him in parts; at all events he copied the Eastern method of puttin ...
 
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One of the many things I like about making podcasts is after years of producing formal radio programmes lots of the conventions can be abandoned. For decades I lived under the whip of the tyrannical Greenwich Time Signal. The most grievous sin of all was to crash the pips – so many interesting conversation was brought to a hasty conclusion well ...…
 
Hello again and welcome to Federalist #10. You may remember I mentioned I'd be recording this the same night as #9. I was startled to notice that #9, "The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection" was written by Hamilton, and was rather intellectual. But #10, "The Same Subject Continued" came from James Madison, who seems ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Great PhilosophersSubtitle: From Socrates to FoucaultAuthor: James Garvey, Jeremy StangroomNarrator: Stephen CrossleyFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 3 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-05-17Publisher: Arcturus Digital LimitedGenres: History, ...…
 
Follow us on Twitter:@mikeskinnner @PatrickFOIn this episode of Beyond the Lede, in “the Lede,” we discuss President Trump’s disavowal of the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and the West. We discuss the political implications; the possible paths forward from here on out; and we detail a bit of the confusion regarding the details of th ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: How to ThinkSubtitle: A Survival Guide for a World at OddsAuthor: Alan JacobsNarrator: P. J. OchlanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 4 hrs and 21 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-17-17Publisher: Random House AudioRatings: 4 of 5 out of 58 votesGenres: Scie ...…
 
July 30, 2017 Amos 5:6-8; 21-24 Lindsay Small Continue in our series “At the Water’s Edge.” Today is our last text in the Old Testament. Rev. Ken Eriks will be preaching next Sunday on the baptism of Jesus…and we’ll be in the NT all the way to Labor Day weekend. I hope you’ve enjoyed our journey through these passages that happen where water me ...…
 
July 30, 2017 Amos 5:6-8; 21-24 Lindsay Small Continue in our series “At the Water’s Edge.” Today is our last text in the Old Testament. Rev. Ken Eriks will be preaching next Sunday on the baptism of Jesus…and we’ll be in the NT all the way to Labor Day weekend. I hope you’ve enjoyed our journey through these passages that happen where water me ...…
 
This second and final lecture on urbane scepticism deals with the work of the Utilitarian John Stuart Mill and the English poet Matthew Arnold.
 
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. ~ John Stuart Mill Difficult conversations with difficult people are one of the most emotionally taxing areas of a business. No one wants to deal with people who have a crappy attitude and a lack of ...…
 
In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about freedom of speech in light of Kathy Griffin's photo with Trump's severed head. To visit the show notes page, click here: http://bit.ly/2qEKxrmComedian Kathy Griffin sparked the brouhaha of the week when a picture of her holding the likeness of Pres. Trump’s severed head surfaced. Soci ...…
 
Best-selling indie author Mark Dawson discusses ‘The One Thing’ he wished he’d known when starting out on his indie author career. This Week's Giveaway ‘The One Thing’ Cheat Sheet Download (function($){ // get the images of the gallery and replace it by a canvas of the same size to fix the problem with overlapping images on load. $('img[width][ ...…
 
Yascha Mounk is a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University, a Fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America, and host of the podcast, The Good Fight. He’s also the author of some of the scariest political science research I’ve seen in a long time.What Mounk found is that the consensus we thought existed on behalf of democracy and de ...…
 
Skyfall. Star Trek: Nemesis featured that pairing of writer John Logan and director Stuart Baird. While that effort may not have yielded the finest results, the duo would re-team in a uniquely different capacity on the 007 movie, Skyfall. Logan once again wrote the script. But this time around, Baird was not behind the camera, but in the editin ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Utilitarianism by John Stuart MillSubtitle: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!Author: John Stuart Mill, Israel BousemanNarrator: Cristina DuranFormat: UnabridgedLength: 4 hrs and 7 minsLanguage: EnglishR ...…
 
In the sixteenth century 300,000 people lived in the imperial quarter of Beijing, which housed the bureaucracy of the Chinese state. At the time Europe had only three cities—London, Naples, and Paris—with as many residents. European governments were by contrast small and static. Over the past five hundred years, partly in response to the grand ...…
 
I have never come across a mind quite like Tyler Cowen’s. The George Mason economist, and Marginal Revolution blogger, has an interesting opinion on, well, everything. He’s a genuine polymath who can talk knowledgeably about more subjects than I even know exist.So coming in to this interview, I had a simple plan: ask Cowen for his thoughts on a ...…
 
Norman Finkelstein is a controversial figure on the left and he’s the guest this week. However, while Finkelstein is famous for his books about the Israel/Palestine conflict, we don’t discuss that topic, but instead discuss a book he’s working on entitled On Academic Freedom.Finkelstein has taught political theory for years. A former Maoist he ...…
 
Norman Finkelstein is a controversial figure on the left and he’s the guest this week. However, while Finkelstein is famous for his books about the Israel/Palestine conflict, we don’t discuss that topic, but instead discuss a book he’s working on entitled On Academic Freedom.Finkelstein has taught political theory for years. A former Maoist he ...…
 
Norman Finkelstein is a controversial figure on the left and he’s the guest this week. However, while Finkelstein is famous for his books about the Israel/Palestine conflict, we don’t discuss that topic, but instead discuss a book he’s working on entitled On Academic Freedom.Finkelstein has taught political theory for years. A former Maoist he ...…
 
In this week’s podcast episode Mark Dawson hosts a masterclass on Amazon Ads, explaining how indie authors can use them to sell books and boost their visibility and platform. This Week's Giveaway Amazon Ads Cheat Sheet Download (function($){ // get the images of the gallery and replace it by a canvas of the same size to fix the problem with ove ...…
 
The title of this episode is an homage to an important philosophical work by John Stuart Mill, ‘On Liberty’, which was published in 1859. In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan is joined by journalist, podcaster and activist, Joshua Thomas, host of Liberty Live and the Political Conundrum Podcast. Whilst Aidan and Joshua disagree on severa ...…
 
The complete list of the 89th Annual Academy Award winners is below: Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali, Moonlight (WINNER) Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea Dev Patel, Lion Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals Makeup and Hairstyling A Man Called Ove, Eva von Bahr and Love Larson Star Trek Beyond, Joel Ha ...…
 
This past Sunday, we had John Captain III on the show – for over three years now, he has been campaigning for justice and exposure of the murder of his girlfriend, Tiffany Jenks. Three years on, however, the media is still brushing the facts under the carpet, and justice remains to be served. We want to make it clear in advance: this story will ...…
 
2017 Oscars Winners List The 89th Acadamy Awards was one for the record books. With last year being #oscarssowhite to Moonlight winning best pictures, after some drama on stage, is remarkable. Moonlight winning is proof that budget, big studios and huge stars are the only thing that matters. It’s about STORY! Moonlight proves that a… The post 2 ...…
 
Getting ready to launch a self-published book? You’ll definitely want to listen to this Book Launch edition of the podcast. Last week saw Mark release John Milton’s latest adventure, ‘Blackout’. It turned out to be his most successful book launch ever. Find out how Mark fine-tuned his book launch process and secured 10,000 sales for ‘Blackout’ ...…
 
Chapter 5, The final (hour-long) Chapter. Mill provides some sample applications for the principles from previous chapters. And points out that though society could restrict liberty when others experience loss, that doesn't mean they always should. Some losses aren't as important as preserving Liberty. Hope you enjoyed the book. Show Theme "Hot ...…
 
Chapter 5, The final (hour-long) Chapter. Mill provides some sample applications for the principles from previous chapters. And points out that though society could restrict liberty when others experience loss, that doesn't mean they always should. Some losses aren't as important as preserving Liberty. Hope you enjoyed the book. Show Theme "Hot ...…
 
Chapter 4 - Aren't there limits on liberty and individuality? Certainly. But there are also limits on society, and both are to preserve. And sometimes, liberty has costs. But liberty is worth the costs. Show Theme "Hot Swing" and other music from Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls Comment ...…
 
Chapter 4 - Aren't there limits on liberty and individuality? Certainly. But there are also limits on society, and both are to preserve. And sometimes, liberty has costs. But liberty is worth the costs. Show Theme "Hot Swing" and other music from Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls Comment ...…
 
Chapter 3 Part 2 - It's important to be an individual, and to allow others to be individuals in thought and act. And it's important to preserve that liberty, even for individuals you don't like. Because they come up with good new ways of doing things. Bad new ways, too -- and then you learn what doesn't work... Something like that. Mill explain ...…
 
Chapter 3 Part 2 - It's important to be an individual, and to allow others to be individuals in thought and act. And it's important to preserve that liberty, even for individuals you don't like. Because they come up with good new ways of doing things. Bad new ways, too -- and then you learn what doesn't work... Something like that. Mill explain ...…
 
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