'it is simply the cultivation of individuality which produces, or can produce, good constructed human beings'

Mill's 4 essays, 'On Liberty', 'Utilitarianism', 'Considerations on consultant Government', and 'The Subjection of girls' study the main critical matters that face liberal democratic regimes - even if within the 19th century or the twenty-first. they've got shaped the foundation for plenty of of the political associations of the West because the past due 19th century, tackling as they do the ideal grounds for shielding person liberty, the fundamental rules of ethics, the advantages and the prices of consultant associations, and the critical significance of gender equality in society.

These essays are important to the liberal culture, yet their interpretation and the way we should always comprehend their reference to one another are either contentious. of their creation Mark Philp and Frederick Rosen set the essays within the context of Mill's different works, and argue that his conviction within the value of the improvement of human personality in its complete variety presents the center to his liberalism and to any defensible account of the worth of liberalism to the trendy world.

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