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A Brief History of Liberty

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Through a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, "A Brief History of Liberty" provides a comprehensive, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most cherished ideals. Offers a succinct yet thorough survey of personal freedom Explores the true meaning of liberty, drawing philosophical lessons about liberty from hist ...more
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published February 8th 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1st 2009)
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Shawn
Brief it is, but still manages to be a thorough and extensive history and discussion of liberty and freedom. Convassing many different conceptions of liberty, it is not a polemic or didactic work. It is thoughtful and well-researched. The authors deal with interesting questions and problems that arise within the history of freedom, including some of the contemporary social psych literature that is sometimes cast as providing a basis to reject the claims of classical liberalism. I hope my student ...more
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Mar 10, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting review of the concepts of liberty & freedom through history. From a libertarian perspective but not unduly biased, I don't think.
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