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    Unity and Disunity in the Positive Tradition

    Garnett, Michael (2022) Unity and Disunity in the Positive Tradition. In: Christman, J. (ed.) Positive Freedom: Past, Present, and Future. Cambridge University Press, pp. 8-27. ISBN 9781108768276.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Freedom is widely regarded as a basic social and political value that is deeply connected to the ideals of democracy, equality, liberation, and social recognition. Many insist that freedom must include conditions that go beyond simple “negative” liberty understood as the absence of constraints; only if freedom includes other conditions such as the capability to act, mental and physical control of oneself, and social recognition by others will it deserve its place in the pantheon of basic social values. Positive Freedom is the first volume to examine the idea of positive liberty in detail and from multiple perspectives. With contributions from leading scholars in ethics and political theory, this collection includes both historical studies of the idea of positive freedom and discussions of its connection to important contemporary issues in social and political philosophy.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press.
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Michael Garnett
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 17:56
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 00:10
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/46171

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