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The Resource Social freedom : the responsibility view, Kristjan Kristjánsson, (electronic book)

Social freedom : the responsibility view, Kristjan Kristjánsson, (electronic book)

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Social freedom : the responsibility view
Title
Social freedom
Title remainder
the responsibility view
Statement of responsibility
Kristjan Kristjánsson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When is it correct to say that a person's freedom is restricted? Can poverty constrain freedom? Can you constrain your own freedom, for instance through weakness of the will or self-deception, and are you not truly free unless you act on a rational choice? Kristjan Kristjansson offers a critical analysis of the main components of a theory of negative liberty: the nature of obstacles and constraints, the weight of obstacles, and the relation of freedom to power and autonomy. Through this discussion, which examines much of the contemporary work on political freedom, he develops his own theory of negative liberty, the so-called 'responsibility view', which meets many of the goals of advocates of positive liberty while retaining its distinctive 'negative' nature. He also argues for, and implements, a method of naturalistic revision as a way of solving conceptual disputes in social philosophy. -- publisher's description
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Kristján Kristjánsson
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Liberty
  • Authority
  • Social values
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Society
Label
Social freedom : the responsibility view, Kristjan Kristjánsson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-218) and index
Contents
1. Introduction: freedom from Berlin onwards -- 2. Negative freedom: the nature of constraints -- 3. Obstacles and their weight -- 4. The test of moral responsibility -- 5. Internal bars and positive liberty -- 6. Freedom and power -- 7. Observations on method -- 8. Concluding remarks
Control code
CR9780511627910
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521044134
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Social freedom : the responsibility view, Kristjan Kristjánsson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-218) and index
Contents
1. Introduction: freedom from Berlin onwards -- 2. Negative freedom: the nature of constraints -- 3. Obstacles and their weight -- 4. The test of moral responsibility -- 5. Internal bars and positive liberty -- 6. Freedom and power -- 7. Observations on method -- 8. Concluding remarks
Control code
CR9780511627910
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521044134
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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