A Theory of Freedom

A Theory of Freedom : From the Psychology to the Politics of Agency

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In this ambitious work, Philip Pettit offers a single, unified, and overarching theory of freedom. A puzzling topic, freedom extends from the individual and the metaphysical (i.e. free will) to the social and the political, yet a theory connecting these two realms has yet to be devised. In an elegant, accessible manner, Pettit presents a survey of available theories of freedom, then develops his own--one that manages to straddle the personal and political spheres. The view he develops--which includes the seemingly paradoxical notion that we are free to the extent that we are capable of being held responsible--will make this pioneering book highly important to a wide range of philosophers.show more

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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195218310
  • 9780195218312

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