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Mill, On Liberty (I) 1. Explain the idea of the “tyranny of the majority” as opposed to “self- government.” What’s wrong with such a “tyranny,” if anything? Why shouldn’t the majority of the people in a place do whatever they like—or whatever they can get away with, anyway—with a minority or an individual person? Is there any reason for a large group not to tyrannize over a smaller group or an individual? What might Plato say? What kind of reality, fact, or truth might he appeal to? What do you think? What does Mill say in On Liberty ? 2. Mill, in the intro to On Liberty : “[W]hen society is itself the tyrant—society collectively, over the separate individuals who compose it—its means of tyrannizing are not restricted to the acts which it may do by the hands of its political functionaries.” What means is Mill referring to, here, and how does he propose to rein them in? 3.
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