Discussion Questions covering Mill

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Discussion Questions covering J.S. Mill’s On Liberty 1. (p.43) What point do you think Mill is trying to make with the statement, “If there are any persons who contest a received opinion, or who will do so if law or opinion will let them, let us thank them for it.”? 2. (p.47) According to Mill, “morality was not the work of Christ or the Apostles”. Whose work was it? 3. Would he think that Frankenstein represents an example of an “experiment in living?” 4. Mill defines the harm principle as being able to do whatever one wants, so long as that action doesn't harm anyone else. What would Locke and Rousseau think about this? 5. Mill believes false opinions are just as worth listening to as any truthful ones. Do you agree or do you think there are opinions undeserving of our attention? 6. Can conformity be a good thing? Explain. 7. Can anti-hate speech laws be justified under the harm principle according to Mill, who argues that some speech isn't protected the same, but that legal limitations can be overly
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course HWC 204 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '08 term at Kansas.

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