A Measure of Freedom
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A Measure of Freedom

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ISBN-13:
9780199267491
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2004
Seiten:
336
Autor:
Ian Carter
Gewicht:
454 g
Format:
234x156x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

How do we know when one person or society is 'freer' than another? Can freedom be measured? Is more freedom better than less? This book provides the first full-length treatment of these fundamental yet neglected issues, throwing new light both on the notion of freedom and on contemporary liberalism.
Introduction; PART I: JUSTICE AND OVERALL FREEDOM; 1. The Concept of Overall Freedom; 2. The Value of Freedom; 3. The Distribution of Freedom; 4. Reflective Equilibrium; PART II: VALUE BASED FREEDOM; 5. The Value-Based Approach; 6. Self-Mastery; PART III: EMPRICAL FREEDOM; 7. Individual Freedom: Actions; 8. Individual Freedom: Constraints; 9. Group Freedom; 10. Indicators of Freedom; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; 4. Reflective Equilibrium; PART II: VALUE BASED FREEDOM; 5. The Value-Based Approach; 6. Self-Mastery; PART III: EMPRICAL FREEDOM; 7. Individual Freedom: Actions; 8. Individual Freedom: Constraints; 9. Group Freedom; 10. Indicators of Freedom; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
This book provides the first systematic account of the nature and importance of our judgements about degrees of freedom. Author Ian Carter analyzes the normative assumptions behind the claim that individuals are entitled to a measure of freedom. He argues for a conception of freedom that not only reflects commonly held intuitions about who is freer than who but is also compatible with a liberal or freedom-based theory of justice.