The Foundation of Free Speech? John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty

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Often cited as one of the most celebrated defenses of free speech ever written, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty makes its case on the basis of utility rather than natural rights. But is Mill’s argument sound? We’ll attempt to find out as we consider his argument in detail. Please read chapter 1 prior to the first class.

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  • Mill, On Liberty
TAUGHT: SEPTEMBER 2022