Mabbott on Mill's Conception of Liberty

Chin Liew Ten, Professor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore

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Note 19 to Chapter 5 of the author's Mill on Liberty, which Yale University Press published in 1975. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author and of the Clarendon Press, which retains copyright.

J. D. Mabbott argues that Mill's treatment of liberty as valuable in itself has this implication. Mabbott's argument is quoted and critically discussed by Benn / Peters, pp. 200-22, and by Basil Mitchell, pp. 95-7.

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