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The Morality of Freedom
     

The Morality of Freedom

by Joseph Raz
 

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Ranging over central issues of morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. It examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the significance

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Ranging over central issues of morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. It examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the significance of personal commitments.

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"As significant a new statement of liberal principles as anything since Mill's On Liberty."—Times Literary Supplement

"It is not possible here to do justice to the richness of Raz's discussion. ... Anyone who reads The Morality of Freedom with care will profit. It is the deeply original and rigorous product of a gifted philosopher working at the height of his powers." Loren Lomasky But Is It Liberalism?

"Raz's arguments are a valuable guide to the complexities of contemporary social and political life....[An] admirable account of liberalism."—The New Republic

"Stimulating, challenging, and insightful throughout. His basic theses are intriguing and important. His argumentation illuminates and ties together a wide range of issues in moral and political theory."—The Philosophical Review

"Whether you tackle the whole or merely some of its parts, you will be in the company of one of the most acute, inventive, energetic, and unpredictable minds currently at work in analytic moral and political theory....The most ambitious and effective philosophical defense of political liberalism since Rawls, if not Mill."—Canadian Philosophical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191519963
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/12/1986
Series:
Clarendon Paperbacks
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
506 KB

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