Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: And Three Brief Essays

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University of Chicago Press, 1991 - 311 strán (strany)
With great energy and clarity, Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (1829-1894), author of History of the Criminal Law of England, and judge of the High Court from 1879-91, challenges John Stuart Mill's On Liberty and On Utilitarianism, arguing that Mill's view of humanity is sentimental and utopian.

"His writing is strong meat—full of the threat of hellfrire, the virtue of government by the lash and a fervent belief that the state cannot remain neutral but has a duty to espouse a moral code."—Roderick Munday, Cambridge Law Journal

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Foreword
9
Bibliography of Works by Stephen
22
Acknowledgment Notes on Abbreviations and Footnotes
23
LIBERTY EQUALITY FRATERNITY 1874
25
Preface to the Second Edition
28
The Doctrine of Liberty in General
54
On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
76
The Distinction Between the Temporal and Spiritual Power
125
Fraternity
223
Conclusion
264
Note on Utilitarianism
274
Conventional Morality
287
Philanthropy
294
Doing Good
299
General Index
307
Index of Subjects and Statements
309

The Doctrine of Liberty in Its Application to Morals
137
Equality
181

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Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (1829-94), author of History of the Criminal Law of England, was judge of the High Court from 1879-91.

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