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By David Schmidtz,Jason Brennan

via a fusion of philosophical, social clinical, and old tools, A short background of Liberty offers a finished, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of 1 of our such a lot adored beliefs.

  • Offers a succinct but thorough survey of non-public freedom
  • Explores the real that means of liberty, drawing philosophical classes approximately liberty from history
  • Considers the writings of key old figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam Smith
  • Combines philosophical rigor with social medical analysis
  • Argues that liberty refers to a variety of comparable yet particular rules instead of restricting the idea that to 1 definition

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