John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an exponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's.
godine života: 20 maja 1806 8 maja 1873



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Pro­tec­tion, there­fore, against the tyranny of the ma­gis­trate is not enough: there needs pro­tec­tion also against the tyranny of the pre­vail­ing opin­ion and feel­ing; against the tend­ency of so­ci­ety to im­pose, by other means than civil pen­al­ties, its own ideas and prac­tices as rules of con­duct on those who dis­sent from them; to fet­ter the de­vel­op­ment, and, if pos­sible, pre­vent the form­a­tion, of any in­di­vidu­al­ity not in har­mony with its ways, and com­pel all char­ac­ters to fash­ion them­selves upon the model of its own.
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In the minds of al­most all re­li­gious per­sons, even in the most tol­er­ant coun­tries, the duty of tol­er­a­tion is ad­mit­ted with ta­cit re­serves.
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That the only pur­pose for which power can be right­fully ex­er­cised over any mem­ber of a civ­il­ised com­munity, against his will, is to pre­vent harm to oth­ers.
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