On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

This influential philosophical work explores the concept of personal freedom and societal limits, arguing that individuals should have the right to act as they want, provided they do not harm others. The book elaborates on the nature and limits of the power that can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual, and champions individuality and nonconformity. It also discusses freedom of speech, asserting that all opinions should be openly expressed to prevent any single viewpoint from becoming dogma.

The 668th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 519

Since this book was first published in 1859, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 519.0.

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