A Brief History of Liberty / Edition 1

A Brief History of Liberty / Edition 1

by David Schmidtz, Jason Brennan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405170794

ISBN-13: 9781405170796

Pub. Date: 02/16/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Through a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty provides a comprehensive, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most cherished ideals.

  • Offers a succinct yet thorough survey of personal freedom
  • Explores the true meaning of liberty, drawing philosophical

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Overview

Through a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty provides a comprehensive, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most cherished ideals.

  • Offers a succinct yet thorough survey of personal freedom
  • Explores the true meaning of liberty, drawing philosophical lessons about liberty from history
  • Considers the writings of key historical figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam Smith
  • Combines philosophical rigor with social scientific analysis
  • Argues that liberty refers to a range of related but specific ideas rather than limiting the concept to one definition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405170796
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Series:
Brief Histories of Philosophy Series, #2
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Conceptions of Freedom 1

1 A Prehistory of Liberty: Forty Thousand Years Ago 30

2 The Rule of Law: AD 1075 60

3 Religious Freedom: 1517 93

4 Freedom of Commerce: 1776 120

5 Civil Liberty: 1954 169

6 Psychological Freedom, the Last Frontier: 1963 208

Bibliography 244

Index 261

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