Freedom and Culture in Western Society (Hardback) book cover

Freedom and Culture in Western Society

By Hans Blokland

© 1997 – Routledge

394 pages

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Paperback: 9781138974630
pub: 2016-05-31
Hardback: 9780415150002
pub: 1997-03-13

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Critically examining 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 on our political consciousness. He looks specifically at:

* positive and negative freedom

* freedom of the individual

* freedom and society

* emancipation and paternalism

* freedom and cultural politics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General