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  • John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

    its citizens and seek to restrict supposedly immoral and unjust acts. Thus if an act is to be considered immoral, it seems obvious to suggest that the government is justified in restricting it regardless of whether it is harmful to others. In ‘On Liberty' John Stuart Mill discusses the harm principle as: "The only purpose for which power can be rightly exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will, is to prevent harm to others” (68). Mill’s states that a government or…

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  • Individualism In The Fountainhead

    independence and self-reliance. Ayn Rand, a Russian-American novelist,a champion of individual rights , in her celebrated works Anthem and The Fountainhead upholds the cause of Individualism manifested in characters like Equality 7-2521,International 4-8818,Liberty 5-3000 and Howard Roark. The bloody dictatorships in Anthem couldn’t alter the very terms in which humans think as to eradicate the vocabulary of individuality.Consequently, main characters, in successive episodes of purposeful…

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  • Mill V. Mill's On Liberty

    custom. Custom works through people and societies in the form of preferences, whether they be social, political, or religious. However, according to J.S. Mill’s On Liberty, we have a duty to strive towards reason, not simply control others with our likes and dislikes. We accomplish this by following the harm principle. The harm…

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  • Similarities Between Economic And Social Liberalism

    keep, the more resources he has for which to exercise his freedom. In other words, the lower the rate of income tax, the freer the man. American economist Murray Rothbard went as far as to argue that not only was taxation a restriction on economic liberty of the individual by the state, but…

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  • John Locke's Theory On Education And Education Analysis

    John Locke, a notable English philosopher has extensively written topics on human understanding and political government. However, John Locke was most significantly known for his book; Some Thoughts Concerning Education, which presents his theory on education and child development. In his book, Locke emphasizes moral education which stresses the importance of educating children by instilling values in them. He believes that the goal of education is not to create a scholar, instead a virtuous man…

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  • On Liberty John Stuart Mill Summary

    The Harm Principle: And its Use in Society On Liberty by John Stuart Mill questions the power that can be placed by society over an individual (Bailey and Martin, 200). Mill identifies two different types of actions; self regarding actions, and other regarding actions. When a person is involved in self regarding actions (actions that only affect the individual doing the action), they should not be bothered by the government. Although, when an individual is involved in other regarding actions…

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  • Spinoza Rationalism

    Question 1: What relevance do you perceive of Spinoza’s political philosophy as a rationalist in understanding the functioning of constitutional regimes and society in contemporary times? Reason out your argument. Answer 1: A civilization of free man would be perfect combination. However, the unrestricted man exists only as a model; all real men are defectively rational. The apprehension of the State is to bring it around that the actual connections between individuals most carefully…

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  • Hoasca Case Study

    O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegeta l , 546 U.S. 418 (2006). The government argued for the restriction of hoasca under the supposition that the ban of the drug would “…[protect] the health and safety of the Uniao Do Vegetal members, [and prevent] the diversion of hoasca from the church to recreational users…” (court case). According to Mill such an argument is based on restricting behavior prior to action. There is no certainty that the Uniao Do Vegetal, nor any individual in…

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  • Freedom Of Thought, Speech, And Expression In John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

    If one does not give truth a chance to prevail over falsehood, good to triumph over evil, or intelligence to overcome ignorance, then how does one know that they up hold a morally righteous position in society? John Stuart Mill, the author of “On Liberty” argues that freedom of thought, speech, and expression should be absolute no matter how immoral one’s opinion may seem. Mill states “If all of mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one…

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  • John Locke Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

    approve of the actions because he believed in a legitimate government, and there was no legitimate government under jack, and he wanted for the people to have a say in the government. Next, Jack did not give his people their laws of nature. (Life, Liberty, And Property) Lastly, There was a state of nature/strong versus weak on the island. (Ralph and Piggy vs. Jack) John Locke believed in a legitimate government. “A legitimate government is a government that is lawful, official, and fair. A…

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