Bentham and Mill on Liberty and Justice

  • Frederick Rosen


When he was engaged in the task of editing Bentham’s Rationale of Judicial Evidence, the young John Stuart Mill must have read the following passage:

What means liberty? What can be concluded from a proposition, one of the terms of which is so vague? What my own meaning is, I know; and I hope the reader knows it too. Security is the political blessing I have in view: security as against malefactors, on one hand — security against the instruments of government on the other.1


Civil Liberty Moral Rule Political Thought Individual Liberty Political Study 
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