Discussion Questions on Chapters 3 and 4 of On Liberty
1. What is individuality, and why should a utilitarian be concerned with it?
2. What would Mill have thought of 1960s hippies?
3. How can Mill consistently defend criticizing and shunning people who behave in ways one does not think good for them, when he insists that people should be free to do as they please if they do not harm others?
4. Would Mill have condemned laws requiring that people wear seat belts? Is his view defensible?
5. What is Mill's argument specifically against paternalism?