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Who said: 'whatever crushes individuality is despotism (dictatorship) by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or men'

John Stuart Mill


Who said: 'in this age, the example of non-conformity, the refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service'

John Stuart Mill


Who said: 'if all mankind minus one had one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing the one person than he, if he had the power, silencing mankind'

John Stuart Mill


Who said: 'the worth of the state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it'

John Stuart Mill


Who said: 'the individual isn't accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself'

John Stuart Mill, suggesting that the value/strength of the state/community was made up by the value of the individuals.


Who said: 'the only purpose where power can be rightfully exercised over a member of a civilized community against his will is to protect harm from others'

John Stuart Mill


Who said: 'the liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people'

John Stuart Mill


Who wrote the book 'On Liberty'

John Stuart Mill


What did psychologist Milgram discover from his experiments in 1963?

That people could be easily persuaded to carry out acts of cruelty just be an apparent authority figure asking. It shows humans are manipulated by their environment.


What did Marx believe about Capitalism?

That is determined peoples loves as they were tied to a system that oppresses the masses whereas Communism allows political freedom


What does Nietzsche think about society?

That it imposes morals/values/rules which constrain us and prevent us reaching our full potential. We can't be free individuals until we reject societies norms