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Title:
Mill and liberalism
Author:
Cowling, Maurice.
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9780521382199

9780521388726
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2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press , 1989.
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liii, 161 p. ; 23 cm.
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Mill and Liberalism was first published in 1963. Initial reactions varied from the uncomprehending to the splenetic. In the intervening quarter-century the intellectual climate has changed as reflected by its greatest exemplar, to warrant fresh consideration. Unlike many commentators, before or subsequently, Maurice Cowling endeavours to view Mill's thought as a coherent whole with a specific proselytising purpose, geared to the emasculation of Christianity and its replacement by a libertarian public doctrine. This interpretation aroused much contemporary hostility, and in a new introduction Cowling locates Mill and Liberalism within the broader intellectual history of post-war Britain, looking at the various strands of the 'new Right' and relating the academic to more specifically journalistic or political manifestations.


Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Part I Exposition
1 The historic mission
2 The doctrine
3 The proof of the doctrine
4 Liberalism and the Religion of Humanity
Part II Criticism
5 On Liberty
6 The authority of the clerisy.
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