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A theory of freedom : from the psychology to the politics of agency

Author: Philip Pettit
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity ; Oxford : Blackwell, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is unique among contemporary approaches - although it is true to the spirit of classical writers like Hobbes and Kant - in seeking a theory that applies to psychological issues of free agency and free will as well as to political issues in the theory of the free state and the free constitution. The driving thesis is that it is only by connecting up the different issues of freedom, psychological and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Pettit
ISBN: 0745620930 9780745620930 0745620949 9780745620947
OCLC Number: 58457791
Description: 193 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Conceptualizing freedom --
2. Freedom as rational control --
3. Freedom as volitional control --
4. Freedom as discursive control --
5. Freedom as collectivization --
6. Freedom and politicization --
7. Freedom and democratization.
Responsibility: Philip Pettit.
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