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The self at liberty : political argument and the arts of government

Author: Duncan Ivison
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Series: Contestations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Duncan Ivison sets out to map a subtle but significant addition to the political discourse on liberty. Using the political theories of Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, John Rawls, and Michel Foucault, Ivison contests one of the most famous distinctions in contemporary political philosophy: the one that Isaiah Berlin draws between negative and positive liberty.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Ivison
ISBN: 0801432936 9780801432934
OCLC Number: 36207543
Description: xi, 224 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Historical Character of Political Argument --
2. The Freedom to Be Formed and Normed: Foucault on Power/Government --
3. The Political Rationality of Republican Liberty --
4. Virtue/Liberty: Splitting the Difference --
5. Juris-Prudence --
6. The Arts of Political Liberalism --
7. Constrained to Be Free: Securing the Boundaries of Liberty.
Series Title: Contestations.
Responsibility: Duncan Ivison.

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Duncan Ivison sets out to map a subtle but significant addition to the political discourse on liberty. Using the political theories of Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, John Rawls, and Michel Foucault, Ivison contests one of the most famous distinctions in contemporary political philosophy: the one that Isaiah Berlin draws between negative and positive liberty.

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