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"Many discussions of J.S. Mill's concept of liberty focus too narrowly on On Liberty and fail to acknowledge that his treatment of related issues elsewhere may modify its leading doctrines. Mill and Paternalism demonstrates how a contextual reading suggests that in Principles of Political...

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Main Author: Claeys, Gregory.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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520 |a "Many discussions of J.S. Mill's concept of liberty focus too narrowly on On Liberty and fail to acknowledge that his treatment of related issues elsewhere may modify its leading doctrines. Mill and Paternalism demonstrates how a contextual reading suggests that in Principles of Political Economy, and also his writings on Ireland, India and on domestic issues like land reform, Mill proposed a substantially more interventionist account of the state than On Liberty seems to imply. This helps to explain Mill's sympathies for socialism after 1848, as well as his Malthusianism and feminism, which, in conjunction with Harriet Taylor's views, are central to his later discussions of the family and marriage. Feminism, indeed, is shown to provide the answer to the problem which most agitated Mill, overpopulation. Thus Gregory Claeys sheds new lights on many of Mill's overarching preoccupations, including the theory of liberty at the heart of On Liberty"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-247) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction: Mill, liberty, and paternalism: context, intention and interpretation; 1. Intervention, progress and the state- domestic and foreign; 2. Mill, socialism and collective autonomy; 3. Rethinking On Liberty: superstition, expediency, and family values; Conclusion: the aims of liberty and paternalism: equal association and radical meritocracy. 
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