Freedom
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Publisher : Polity
Release Date : 2007-11-05
ISBN 10 : 0745624383
Pages : 200 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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In this engaging new book, Katrin Flikschuh offers an accessible introduction to divergent conceptions of freedom in contemporary liberal political philosophy. Beginning with a discussion of Isaiah Berlin's seminal distinction between negative and positive liberty, the book goes on to consider Gerald MacCallums alternative proposal of freedom as a triadic concept. The abiding influence of Berlin's argument on the writings of contemporary liberal philosophers such as Robert Nozick, Hillel Steiner, Ronald Dworkin and Joseph Raz, is fully explored in subsequent chapters. Flikschuh shows that, instead of just one negative and one positive freedom tradition, contemporary liberal thinkers articulate the meaning and significance of liberal freedom in many different and often conflicting ways. What should we make of such diversity and disagreement? Should it undermine our confidence in the coherence of liberal freedom? Should we strive towards greater conceptual and normative unity? Flikschuh argues that moral and political disagreement about freedom can often be traced back to differences in underlying metaphysical presuppositions and commitments. Yet these differences do not show liberal freedom debates to be confused or incoherent. On the contrary, they demonstrate the centrality of this philosophically elusive idea to the continued vitality of liberal political thinking.

Freedom

by Katrin Flikschuh

In this engaging new book, Katrin Flikschuh offers an accessible introduction to divergent conceptions of freedom in contemporary liberal political philosophy. Beginning with a discussion of Isaiah Berlin's seminal distinction between negative and positive liberty, the book goes on to consider Gerald MacCallums alternative proposal of freedom as a triadic concept. The abiding influence of Berlin's argument on the writings of contemporary liberal philosophers such as Robert Nozick, Hillel Steiner, Ronald Dworkin and Joseph Raz, is fully explored in subsequent

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Self Ownership  Freedom  and Equality

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In this book, G. A. Cohen examines the libertarian principle of self-ownership, arguing that it cannot deliver the freedom it promises to secure thus undermining the concept that lovers of freedom should embrace capitalism & its accompanying inequality.

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Freedom of Speech and Its Limits

by Wojciech Sadurski

In authoritarian states, the discourse on freedom of speech, conducted by those opposed to non-democratic governments, focuses on the core aspects of this freedom: on a right to criticize the government, a right to advocate theories arid ideologies contrary to government-imposed orthodoxy, a right to demand institutional reforms, changes in politics, resignation of the incompetent and the corrupt from positions of authority. The claims for freedom of speech focus on those exercises of freedom that are most fundamental and most

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Freedom by Degrees

by Gary B. Nash,Jean R. Soderlund

During the revolutionary era, in the midst of the struggle for liberty from Great Britain, Americans up and down the Atlantic seaboard confronted the injustice of holding slaves. Lawmakers debated abolition, masters considered freeing their slaves, and slaves emancipated themselves by running away. But by 1800, of states south of New England, only Pennsylvania had extricated itself from slavery, the triumph, historians have argued, of Quaker moralism and the philosophy of natural rights. With exhaustive research of individual acts of freedom,

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Freedom of Association

by Amy Gutmann

Americans are joiners. They are members of churches, fraternal and sororal orders, sports leagues, community centers, parent-teacher associations, professional associations, residential associations, literary societies, national and international charities, and service organizations of seemingly all sorts. Social scientists are engaged in a lively argument about whether decreasing proportions of Americans over the past several decades have been joining secondary associations, but no one disputes that freedom of association remains a fundamental personal and political value in the United States. "Nothing," Alexis

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Foucault on Freedom

by Johanna Oksala

Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in Foucault's philosophy and examines its three major divisions.

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Press Freedom and Communication in Africa

by Festus Eribo,William Jong-Ebot

Recent years have seen considerable growth in the media in Africa with increases in the number of newspapers and radio and television stations. At the same time there has been an increase in the number of arrests of journalists and broadcasters and various forms of censorship have been introduced. The essays in this volume examine press censorship, past and present, and bring a fresh perspective to the position of the mass media in the African continent.

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Idealism and Freedom

by Henry E. Allison,Professor Henry E Allison

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Freedom of Speech

by Keith Werhan

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The Tragedy of Human Freedom

by M. E. Brinkman

Human freedom has been the source of both the high points of humanity as well as of its low points, thus giving rise to the impression that it is a somewhat ambivalent concept. According to Martien Brinkman, the major factor in this ambivalence is the rather narrow meaning that the concept has received in the course of history. Freedom is, for the most part, understood as 'freedom from' or 'freedom to' but only rarely as 'freedom for'. However, it is

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Freedom for the Seas in the 21st Century

by Jon M. Van Dyke,Durwood Zaelke,Grant Hewison

Freedom for the Seas in the 21st Century brings together leading international experts on marine policy to address current threats to the health of the seas and to offer new approaches to the challenge of protecting our marine environment. The paradigm presented is one of ocean governance rather than of law or policy; it challenges the prevailing concept of "freedom of the seas" and calls instead for a governing notion of "freedom for the seas" where the primary goal is

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Development as Freedom

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by Nigel Warburton

This work is an introductory textbook to the arguments about individual freedom. The text introduces and assesses the key arguements for and against individual freedom and toleration, and views the concepts of negative and positive freedom.

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Economic Freedom

by Walter Block,James C. W. Ahiakpor,Fraser Institute (Vancouver, B.C.)

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Freedom of Speech and Employment

by Lucy Vickers

Freedom of Speech and Employment is a new study of the employment law implications for employees who exercise the right to free speech. The book examines the philosophical basis for protecting free speech, the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and article 10 of the ECHR, the implications of free speech for the contract of employment, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, and the special position of local government and NHS staff and civil servants.

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Peace  Justice and Freedom

by Gurcharan S. Bhatia,J. S. O'Neill,Gerald L. Gall,Patrick D. Bendin

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hundreds of people gathered in Edmonton, Alberta to reflect on the accomplishments of the Declaration and current challenges to human rights. This volume offers their collective insights. Participants in this landmark conference included: Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town; Francine Fournier, Assistant Director General of UNESCO; Her Excellency Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; and The Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of Canada. "From

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Modern Freedom

by Adriaan T Peperzak

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