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A Brief History of Liberty

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 history
  • Considers the writings of key historical figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam Smith
  • Combines philosophical rigor with social scientific analysis
  • Argues that liberty refers to a range of related but specific ideas rather than limiting the concept to one definition

Author: David Schmidtz, Jason Brennan,

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

EAN: 9781405170796

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Wiley-Blackwell

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 280

Product group: Book

Studio: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2010-02-08

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Pages: 280

ISBN: 1405170794

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Jason Brennan
Jason Brennan (Ph.D., 2007, University of Arizona) is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business, and by courtesy, Associate Professor of Philosophy, at Georgetown University, and formerly Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Research, at Brown University. He specializes in political philosophy and applied ethics.