Freedom: An Introduction with Readings, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover


An Introduction with Readings, 1st Edition

By Nigel Warburton


264 pages

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Paperback: 9780415212465
pub: 2000-09-14
Hardback: 9780415212458
pub: 2000-09-14
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This introduction to the arguments about individual freedom is ideal for newcomers to philosophy or political thought. Each chapter considers a fundamental argument about the scope of individual freedom, including the concepts of negative and positive freedom, freedom of belief, the Harm Principle, and freedom of speech and expression. Each argument is then clearly linked to a reading from key thinkers on each of these problems: Isaiah Berlin, Jeremy Waldron, Jonathan Wolff, Bernard Williams, Ronald Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart and Charles Taylor.

Key features include clear activities and discussion points, chapter summaries, and guides to further reading.

^Freedom will be of interest to students of philosophy, politics and critical thinking.

Table of Contents

1. Two concepts of freedom 2. Freedom and Belief 3. The Harm Principle 4. Freedom of Speech 5. 'Experiments of Living' 6. Positive Freedom

About the Author

Nigel Warburton is lecturer in philosophy at the Open University. He is author of the bestsellers Philosophy: The Basics; Thinking from A-Z; Philosophy: The Classics; and Philosophy: The Basic Readings, all available from Routledge. >

About the Series

Philosophy and the Human Situation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Political