On Liberty - On Liberty By: J.S. Mill Ch.2 Outline of the...

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On Liberty By: J.S. Mill Ch.2 Outline of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion Even if the popular opinion is right if people do not debate it then is will become dead dogma I. First division of the argument An opinion that is suppressed because of an authority could actually be true. The authority that puts down the opinion o They have no authority to put down the opinion because then they are saying their opinion is the absolute certainty over all mankind. o At different times and generations many opinions will be rejected or accepted in the future. We should never limit freedom of speech because the speech they could say could be right or if it’s wrong they would be shunned by not investigating the truth o Government and individuals should form their opinions carefully and not impose them on others unless their totally right. o They should be taught the grounds of their argument. They should talk to people that believe the opposite of
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