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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.

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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 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

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SKU 9781405170796
Author David Schmidtz
Format Paperback

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