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On Liberty

“Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.” J.S. Mill – On Liberty

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Hobbes on Liberty

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Part I, Chapter XIV The right of nature, which writers commonly call jus naturale, isthe liberty each man hath, to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is … Continue reading

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Benjamin Constant

“The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns” Constant argues that liberty for the ancients meant participation in the political process while liberty for the moderns focuses on restricting discretionary political power through the rule of law … Continue reading

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