Freedom and Culture in Western Society

Freedom and Culture in Western Society

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What does freedom mean? Does everyone in Western liberal democracies enjoy maximum freedom? Has freedom become a dogma, the meaning and justification of which has been forgotten? Critically examining the conceptions of freedom of some of the leading contemporary philosophers from Isaiah Berlin to Charles Taylor, Hans Blokland explores the value and significance that freedom has acquired in our political consciousness. He looks specifically at positive and negative freedom, emancipation and paternalism, and freedom and cultural politics.Bradshaw, A. (1976) a#39;A critique of Steven Lukesa#39; aquot;Power, A radical viewa#39;aquot;, Sociology X. Brodsky, J. (1989) a#39;Isaiah ... The Idea of Freedom, Essays in Honour of Isaiah Berlin, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ... Of Liberty, Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture, Series 15, Supplement to Philosophy 1983, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Crenson, M. A. (1971) The Un-politics of Air Polution: A Study of Non- decisionmaking in the Cities, Baltimore/London: Johns Hopkins Press.

Title:Freedom and Culture in Western Society
Author:Hans Theodorus Blokland
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1997


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