Nigel Warburton carefully introduces and assesses the key arguments for and against individual freedom in this book. Each chapter considers a fundamental argument about the scope of individual freedom and is clearly linked to a reading from a key thinker on these problems.
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Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; 1. Two Concepts of freedom; 2. Freedom and belief; 3. The Harm Principle; 4. Freedom of speech; 5. "Experiments of living"; 6. Positive freedom; Revision test; Readings; Reading 1 "Two concepts of liberty" by Isaiah Berlin ; Reading 2 "Locke: toleration and the rationality of persecution" by Jeremy Waldron; Reading 3 "The place of liberty" by Jonathan Wolff ; Reading 4 "Law, morality and the freedom of expression" by Bernard Williams, et al.; Reading 5 "Liberty and pornography" by Ronald Dworkin; Reading 6 "Immortality and treason" by H.L.A. Hart; Reading 7 " Philosophical approaches to criminalization": consent and the harm principle; Reading 8 "What is wrong with negative liberty" by Charles Taylor ; Appendix: Reasoning; Answers to exercises; Answers to revision test; Bibliography; Index