Tuesday, May 13, 2014
May Classic of the Month: On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
Cosimo is putting the spotlight on worldwide politics with the May Classic of the Month, On Liberty by John Stuart Mill.
"No one can be a great thinker who does not recognise, that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead. Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think."
-John Stuart Mill, in On Liberty
Perhaps the greatest work from British political philosopher John Stuart Mill, On Liberty is one of the most profound and most hotly debated works of the 19th century. Is it a classic plea for human freedom and intellectual development... or is it factually wrong and morally offensive? With recent political upheaval in Ukraine and violent crimes in Syria, this book could not be more relevant to today's news and happenings.
About the Author
English philosopher and politician John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was one of the foremost figures of Western intellectual thought in the late 19th century. He served as an administrator in the East Indian Company from 1823 to 1858, and as a member of parliament from 1865 to 1868.
Cosimo is proud to offer both an affordable paperback and handsome hardcover edition of On Liberty at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback and hardcover), and Amazon (paperback, hardcover, and eBook).