The Principles of State Interference: Four Essays on the Political Philosophy of Mr. Herbert Spencer, J. S. Mill, and T. H. Green
S. Sonnenschein, 1891 - 172페이지
The first three essays in this volume were published five years ago in Time, and are mainly occupied with a criticism of Mr. Herbert Spencer's the man versus the state, and of certain parts of J.S. Mill's liberty. The fourth essay appeared in the Contemporary review for June, 1887. --
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