Reading J S Mill

Currently I am reading parts of On Liberty, and this particular phrase struck me which I wish to share:

“That mankind are not infallible; that their truths, for the most part, are only half-truths; that unity of opinion, unless resulting from the fullest and freest comparison of opposite opinions, is not desirable, and diversity not an evil, but a good, until mankind are much more capable than at present of recognising all sides of the truth, are principles applicable to men’s modes of action, not less than to their opinions.”

I am struck again and again by how modern he reads….or…how much of a stasis modernity really hangs in….

Amaya x

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