A History of Ideas: John Stuart Mill's Harm Principle
Harry Shearer on John Stuart Mill’s Harm Principle
Why shouldn’t we be able to live our lives as we please, so long as we aren’t causing harm to others? That was John Stuart Mill’s question in ‘On Liberty’. But is his persuasive argument in favour of living a free life, with its benefits of giving individuality and genius free reign, too simplistic?
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