John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx Comparison Essay by The Research Group

John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx
This paper compares the views on freedom of John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx.
# 74115 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This essay discusses John Stuart Mill's liberal views on individual freedom. The writer then compares these views to the views of Karl Marx on freedom and social class offered in the "Communist Manifesto." The writer concludes by addressing whether or not Marx' analysis is a valid counter to Mill's more liberal view of the concept.

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"Both John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx were philosophers with a strong emphasis on individual freedom. Mill viewed freedom under a legitimate government concerned with the greatest good as necessary and possible. Mill argued in 'On Liberty' that individual freedom is and must be viewed as a sacrosanct quality and that there are few if any circumstances under which a state may rightfully interfere with individual freedom. Karl Marx also theorized about society's evolution toward true freedom believing society evolved toward freedom ... "

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