A Brief History of Liberty

by David Schmidtz
$48.95

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (UK)

Series: Brief Histories of Philosophy

Publication Date: January 22, 2010

ISBN: 9781405170796

Binding: Paperback

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Through a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty provides a comprehensive, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most cherished ideals.
  • Offers a succinct yet thorough survey of personal freedom
  • Explores the true meaning of liberty, drawing¬†philosophical lessons about liberty from history
  • Considers the writings of key historical figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam Smith
  • Combines philosophical rigor with social scientific analysis
  • Argues that liberty refers to a range of related but specific ideas rather than limiting the concept to one definition