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" There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence ; and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political... "
On Liberty - Page 3
by John Stuart Mill - 1913 - 68 pages
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Meliora, Volumes 1-2

Social sciences - 1859
...opinion with individual independence ; and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs as protection against political despotism.' Now the fallacy consists in assuming that there is some special abstract law or limit in this matter,...
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The Philosophy and History of Civilisation

Alexander Alison - Civilization - 1860 - 478 pages
...Calvinists. There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective Opinion ; and to find that limit, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs as protection against political despotism. — On any matter not self-evident there are ninety-nine persons totally incapable of judging of it...
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On Liberty

John Stuart Mill - Liberty - 1863 - 68 pages
...opinion with individual independence ; and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs,...general terms, the practical question, where to place theu limit — how to make the fitting adjustment between individual independence and social control...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 74

Liberalism (Religion) - 1863
...opinion with individual independence ; and to find that limit, and to maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism." — p. 13. To determine this limit as nearly as may be done theoretically, is the work which Mr. Mill...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

Great Britain - 1864
...opinion with individual independence ; and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs as protection against political despotism." He affirms " that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering...
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Lectures on the Book of Revelation, etc

John Brown - Bible - 1866 - 206 pages
...opinion with individual independence ; and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs as protection against- political despotism." Public opinion then may become a powerful image of the first beast. A man may find it very hard to...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 6

Congregationalism - 1866
...opinion with individual independence, and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism." The object of the treatise is, therefore, to show how far society may have the direct control of the...
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The Boston Review, Volume 6

Congregationalism - 1866
...opinion with individual independence, and to find that limit, and maintain it. against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism." The object of the treatise is, therefore, to show how far society may have the direct control of the...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 40; Volume 48

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1868
...independence ; and to find ' that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indis' pensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection ' against political despotism." Mr. Mill indicates the nature of his solution in the following terms : ' The object of this essay is...
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Individual liberty, legal, moral, and licentious; in which the political ...

George Vasey (miscellaneous writer.) - Liberty - 1877 - 184 pages
...affairs." Thirdly—That " to find the limit of those rules, and to maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs as protection against political despotism." 5. He could not possibly have set forth the importance of his subject in more forcible terms. Now,...
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