John Stuart Mill’s Brief for the Limits of the Authority of Society over the Individual

I have been publishing a post based on John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty every other Sunday since January 27, 2013. (You can seem them all on my Religion, Science and Humanities sub-blog.) I have now completed blogging my way through On Liberty, Chapter IV, “Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual. As when I completed the previous chapters, I wanted to do a bibliographic post collecting all of my posts on Chapter IV, as well as giving you the links for the previous chapters’ bibliographic posts. 

“Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual” is by far the most challenging chapter so far. I had to think hard to figure out what I believed and could add to John Stuart Mill’s discussion. As a result, the posts for Chapter IV have more of my own writing and thinking in them than the posts for the previous chapters. I hope some of you take the time to work your way through these posts. On Liberty is worthy of this level of attention. Below is the detailed set of links for Chapter IV and links to chapter aggregator posts for the other chapters. 

Chapter I: John Stuart Mill’s Defense of Freedom

Chapter II: John Stuart Mill’s Brief for Freedom of Speech

Chapter III: John Stuart Mill’s Brief for Individuality

Chapter IV: John Stuart Mill’s Brief for the Limits of the Authority of Society over the Individual:

Chapter V: John Stuart Mill Applies the Principles of Liberty