A Brief History of Liberty

A Brief History of Liberty
Author: David Schmidtz
Language English
Pages: 267
ISBN10: 1405170794
Genre: Philosophy
Goodreads Rating: 3.46
ISBN13: 9781405170796
Published: February 1st 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell

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 ons 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