Ticknor and Fields, 1863 - 223페이지
From the Introduction In his Autobiography, Mill predicts that the essay On Liberty is "likely to survive longer than anything else that I have written." He goes on to say that the essay is the expression of a "single truth: " "the importance, to man and society, of a large variety of types of character, and of giving full freedom to human nature to expand itself in innumerable and conflicting directions." In the essay itself, Mill defines his subject as "the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." He defends the absolute freedom of individuals to engage in conduct not harmful to others, and the near-absolute freedom to express and discuss opinions of all kinds. Mill's essay survives, as he had predicted, because his powerful message is still widely rejected by the powerful, and by those who continue to seek power over the lives of others.
No Christian more firmly be- oJievcs that Atheism is false, and tends to the d is
sortition of society, than Marcus Aurelius believed the same things of Christianity ;
he who, of all men then living, might have been thought the most capable of ...
... be held as a dead dogma, not a living truth. There is a class of persons (
happily not quite ' ' V NI sc^mmerous as formerly) who think it 68 OF THE
... cease to suggest ideas, or suggest only a small portion \ r'J r-tte 4 . . - ye <> of
those they were originally employed to communicate. Instead of a vivid
conception \*<?* and a living belief, there remain only a few phrases retained by
rote ; or, ...
From this time may usually be dated the decline in the living power of the doctrine
. We often hear the teachers of all creeds lamenting the difficulty of keeping up in
the minds of believers a lively apprehension of the truth which they nominally ...
... encrusting and petrifying it against all other 'influences addressed to the higher
parts of our nature ; manifesting its power by not suffering any fresh and living
conviction to get in, but itself doing nothing for the mind or heart, except standing
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