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Mill on Liberty and Utility

Lecture no. 14 from the course: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

Mill on Liberty and Utility

Taught by Professor Lawrence Cahoone | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Despite later declaring himself a socialist, John Stuart Mill is admired by neoliberals and libertarians for his “harm principle” and rejection of paternalism as expressed in On Liberty. Investigate Mill’s doctrine of individual liberty and redefinition of utilitarianism, as well as his economic stance, all of which became crucial to subsequent political and economic theory.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Origins and Conflicts of Modern Politics
Origins and Conflicts of Modern Politics
0 of 34 min
2
Image of Ancient Republics, Empires, Fiefdoms
Ancient Republics, Empires, Fiefdoms
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Machiavelli’s New Order
Machiavelli’s New Order
0 of 29 min
4
Image of Hobbes, Natural Law, the Social Contract
Hobbes, Natural Law, the Social Contract
0 of 31 min
5
Image of Locke on Limited Government and Toleration
Locke on Limited Government and Toleration
0 of 32 min
6
Image of Rousseau’s Republican Community
Rousseau’s Republican Community
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Kant’s Ethics of Duty and Natural Rights
Kant’s Ethics of Duty and Natural Rights
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Smith and the Market Revolution
Smith and the Market Revolution
0 of 32 min
9
Image of Montesquieu and the American Founding
Montesquieu and the American Founding
0 of 31 min
10
Image of Debating the French Revolution
Debating the French Revolution
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Legacies of the Revolution—Right to Left
Legacies of the Revolution—Right to Left
0 of 32 min
12
Image of Nationalism and a People’s War
Nationalism and a People’s War
0 of 29 min
13
Image of Civil Society—Constant, Hegel, Tocqueville
Civil Society—Constant, Hegel, Tocqueville
0 of 32 min
14
Image of Mill on Liberty and Utility
Mill on Liberty and Utility
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Marx’s Critique of Capitalism
Marx’s Critique of Capitalism
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Modern vs. Traditional Society
Modern vs. Traditional Society
0 of 31 min
17
Image of Progressivism and New Liberalism
Progressivism and New Liberalism
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Fleeing Liberalism—Varieties of Socialism
Fleeing Liberalism—Varieties of Socialism
0 of 31 min
19
Image of Fleeing Liberalism—Fascism and Carl Schmitt
Fleeing Liberalism—Fascism and Carl Schmitt
0 of 31 min
20
Image of Totalitarianism and Total War
Totalitarianism and Total War
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Conservative or Neoliberal—Oakeshott, Hayek
Conservative or Neoliberal—Oakeshott, Hayek
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Reviving the Public Realm—Hannah Arendt
Reviving the Public Realm—Hannah Arendt
0 of 31 min
23
Image of Philosophy vs. Politics—Strauss and Friends
Philosophy vs. Politics—Strauss and Friends
0 of 29 min
24
Image of Marcuse and the New Left
Marcuse and the New Left
0 of 30 min
25
Image of Rawls’s A Theory of Justice
Rawls’s A Theory of Justice
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, Libertarianism
Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, Libertarianism
0 of 32 min
27
Image of What about Community?
What about Community?
0 of 32 min
28
Image of Walzer on Everything Money Shouldn’t Buy
Walzer on Everything Money Shouldn’t Buy
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Identity Politics—Feminism
Identity Politics—Feminism
0 of 29 min
30
Image of Identity Politics—Multiculturalism
Identity Politics—Multiculturalism
0 of 30 min
31
Image of The Politics of Nature—Environmentalism
The Politics of Nature—Environmentalism
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Postmodernism, Truth, and Power
Postmodernism, Truth, and Power
0 of 31 min
33
Image of Habermas—Democracy as Communication
Habermas—Democracy as Communication
0 of 31 min
34
Image of The End of History? Clash of Civilizations?
The End of History? Clash of Civilizations?
0 of 29 min
35
Image of Just Wars? The Problem of Dirty Hands
Just Wars? The Problem of Dirty Hands
0 of 31 min
36
Image of Why Political Philosophy Matters
Why Political Philosophy Matters
0 of 32 min

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k********m
September 3, 2017

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w********m
October 13, 2016
Very good history and summary of key political and philosophical points.

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