Ideas from 'On Liberty' by John Stuart Mill [1857], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Utilitarianism (including On Liberty etc)' by Mill,John Stuart (ed/tr Warnock,Mary) [Fontana 1962,0-00-686022-2]].

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22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 5. Moral Responsibility
It is a crime for someone with a violent disposition to get drunk
23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 1. Utilitarianism
Ethics rests on utility, which is the permanent progressive interests of people
24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 3. Abortion
It is a crime to create a being who lacks the ordinary chances of a desirable existence
25. Society / A. State of Nature / 2. Natural Freedom
Individuals have sovereignty over their own bodies and minds
25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / e. General will
The will of the people is that of the largest or most active part of the people
25. Society / B. The State / 5. Leaders / c. Despotism
It is evil to give a government any more power than is necessary
25. Society / B. The State / 6. Government / a. Government
Individuals often do things better than governments
25. Society / B. The State / 7. Changing the State / b. Devolution
Aim for the maximum dissemination of power consistent with efficiency
25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy
People who transact their own business will also have the initiative to control their government
25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism
Prevention of harm to others is the only justification for exercising power over people
The main argument for freedom is that interference with it is usually misguided
The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / c. Free speech
Liberty arises at the point where people can freely and equally discuss things
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / e. Freedom of lifestyle
Restraint for its own sake is an evil
True freedom is pursuing our own good, while not impeding others
Individuals are not accountable for actions which only concern themselves
Blocking entry to an unsafe bridge does not infringe liberty, since no one wants unsafe bridges
Pimping and running a gambling-house are on the border between toleration and restraint
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 4. Right to Punish / a. Right to punish
Society can punish actions which it believes to be prejudicial to others
25. Society / E. State Functions / 4. Welfare provision
Benefits performed by individuals, not by government, help also to educate them
25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. Education / b. Aims of education
We need individual opinions and conduct, and State education is a means to prevent that
29. Religion / C. Monotheistic Religion / 3. Christianity / a. Christianity
The ethics of the Gospel has been supplemented by barbarous Old Testament values