A Brief History of Liberty / Edition 1

A Brief History of Liberty / Edition 1

by David Schmidtz, Jason Brennan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405170808

ISBN-13: 9781405170802

Pub. Date: 02/22/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Using a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty offers a succinct survey of pivotal moments in the evolution of personal freedom, drawing on key historical figures from John Knox and Martin Luther to Karl Marx and Adam Smith to Roger Williams and Thurgood Marshall. The authors examine how past (if incomplete)

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Using a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty offers a succinct survey of pivotal moments in the evolution of personal freedom, drawing on key historical figures from John Knox and Martin Luther to Karl Marx and Adam Smith to Roger Williams and Thurgood Marshall. The authors examine how past (if incomplete) successes in the struggle for liberty have led many of us to liberty's "last frontier": internal psychological obstacles to our being as autonomous as we would like to be. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own concepts of personal freedom - what it is, where it comes from, why they have it, and what it has done for them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405170802
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Series:
Brief Histories of Philosophy Series, #1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Conceptions of Freedom

1 A Prehistory of Liberty: Forty Thousand Years Ago

2 The Rule of Law: AD 1075

3 Religious Freedom: 1517

4 Freedom of Commerce: 1776

5 Civil Liberty: 1954

6 Psychological Freedom, The Last Frontier: 1963

Bibliography

Index

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