Approaching Liberal Freedom.
Isaiah Berlin: Two Concepts of Liberty?.
Gerald MacCallum: Freedom as a Triadic Concept.
Robert Nozick: Negative Freedom and Property Rights.
Hillel Steiner: The Natural Right to Pure Negative Liberty.
Ronald Dworkin: Freedom as an Aspect of Equality.
Joseph Raz: The Social Value of Personal Autonomy.
Liberal Freedom – Positive, Negative, Either or Neither?.
Stephen Mulhall, New College, Oxford
‘This book gives an excellent and very welcome survey of recent debates about freedom in the liberal tradition. It combines a lucid, judicious and even-handed presentation of the ideas of key thinkers with a series of critical insights of its own. It will be of interest and value to students across the full range of subject areas – in political, ethical, legal and social theory – where freedom is a matter of core concern. Readers will discover that approaching the topic of freedom, even within liberal political philosophy, points them in the direction of a rich, diverse and fine-grained heritage of conceptual debates – to which Flikschuh’s book provides an exemplary guide.’
Gideon Calder, University of Wales, Newport
- Excellent new book in our Key Concepts series on the concept of freedom
- Provides an ideal introduction to debates surrounding the idea of freedom in contemporary political thought
- Wide-ranging in scope – the book approaches freedom from the work of six key theorists in the field: Isaiah Berlin, Gerald MacCallum, Robert Nozick, and Hillel Steiner. Ronald Dworkin, and Joseph Raz
- Demonstrates the centrality of fredom to the continued vitality of liberal political thinking