What Are Freedoms For? / Edition 1

What Are Freedoms For? / Edition 1

by John H. Garvey
     
 

In this work John Garvey argues that we should understand freedom as a right to act, not a right to choose; and furthermore, we should view freedom as a right to engage in actions that are good and valuable. This may seem obvious, but it inverts a central principle of liberalism--the idea that the right is prior to the good.See more details below

Overview

In this work John Garvey argues that we should understand freedom as a right to act, not a right to choose; and furthermore, we should view freedom as a right to engage in actions that are good and valuable. This may seem obvious, but it inverts a central principle of liberalism--the idea that the right is prior to the good.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674004115
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/16/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
I.Actions3
1.Push-Pin or Poetry5
2.Men Only20
3.God Is Good42
4.Coke Is It!58
II.Actors79
5.Individuals81
6.Children97
7.Representatives112
8.Groups123
9.Churches139
III.Constraints155
10.Stargazing Again157
11.Taxes174
12.Benefits194
13.Intentions207
IV.The State219
14.The Boss221
15.The Snake240
Notes263
Acknowledgments305
Index307

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