On Liberty (Rethinking the Western Tradition) (Paperback)
Yale University Press, 9780300096101, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2003
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/24/2011)
Paperback, Large Print (12/26/2019)
The book begins with a biographical essay by David Bromwich and an interpretative essay by George Kateb. Then Jean Bethke Elshtain, Owen Fiss, Judge Richard A. Posner, and Jeremy Waldron present commentaries on the pertinence of Mill’s thinking to current debates. They discuss, for example, the uses of authority and tradition, the shifting legal boundaries of free speech and free action, the relation of personal liberty to market individualism, and the tension between the right to live as one pleases and the right to criticize anyone’s way of life.