John Stuart Mill

1806-1873

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Important Facts
  • known for his thoughts on how people and the government should behave toward each other
  • greatest good for the greatest number should be the aim of the lawmakers
  • self-protection can be a defense for interfering with someone else's personal freedoms
  • advocated freedom of opinion without censorship
  • approves of common sense morality
  • worked for women's rights

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