Unformatted text preview: the lower intellect people in order to help them live a good life. Mill focuses a lot on individuality and spontaneity, whereas Socrates is more about order and role and class and staying within that- leaves less room for individuality. Mill says that the point is not simply to do the right thing, but to do it for oneself (p 66) plato might disagree with this; he may say too many people would be ruled by their desires if given complete freedom and so they would be unable to do the right thing. Plato says that freedom may lead to tyranny. Freedom is simply following desires and a man can’t prioritize and this discern between good and bad desires. Mill believes humans should be free to express their opinions and that this expression is crucial for development but plato believes there should be structure rather than complete freedom, as in democracy....
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