timer Asked: Apr 19th, 2020

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Mill's Argument for Freedom of Thought and Discussion.

In Chapter 1 of On Liberty, Mill says he will defend liberty rights on the basis of utility. In Chapter 2 of On Liberty, he gives an extended argument for a right to freedom of thought and discussion. Explain Mill's argument as best you can. Is Mill's argument, that guaranteeing rights to freedom of thought and discussion maximizes overall utility, convincing or not?

Submission Instructions: Please post your initial response by 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, and comment on the posts of two classmates by 11:59 PM EST Sunday. Make sure that you submit two posts: (1) "Main Post" - one post should address the discussion topic. (2) "Response Posts" - You are asked to provide two response posts to fellow classmate`s posts. Each post needs to be 20 sentences in length. Also, make sure that you read all or almost all of the posts of all of your classmates. You are reminded that in your discussion posts you will be expected to show that you are integrating ideas from the assigned unit readings and the other resources provided (articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, and videos) into your posts. Failure to do this will result in a lower discussion grade and a successful discussion post that refers to specific readings and videos will receive a higher discussion grade. Your discussion needs to be submitted by midnight on Sunday.

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