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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 innovative approach to freedom starts from an account of what we mean by describing someone, in a psychological vein, as a free subject. Pettit develops an argument as to what it is that makes  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 and Collectivization. 6. Freedom and Politicization. 7. Freedom and Democratization. 8. Conclusion. References
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