The Morality of Freedom

The Morality of Freedom PDF Author: Joseph Raz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198248075
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 446

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"Morality of Freedom" is the winner of the W J M Mackenzie Prize of the Political Studies Association for 1987.

The Morality of Freedom

The Morality of Freedom PDF Author: Joseph Raz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198248075
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 446

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Book Description
"Morality of Freedom" is the winner of the W J M Mackenzie Prize of the Political Studies Association for 1987.

Moral Freedom

Moral Freedom PDF Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393323023
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 278

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Focusing on the traditional virtues of loyalty, honesty, self- restraint, and forgiveness, Wolfe (religion and American public life, Boston College) describes the state of contemporary moral thinking in the United States. He describes the struggle for individuals to forge a moral life without guidance from strict conventions. He considers the prevalent attitudes of eight American communities: from San Francisco's Castro district to the small-town environs of Tipton, Iowa, from Lackland Air Force Base to Fall River, Massachusetts. The cover shows shows the subtitle as The search for virtue in a world of choice, while the title page (and Library of Congress) cataloguing show The impossible idea that defines the way we live now. c. Book News Inc.

Moral Rights and Political Freedom

Moral Rights and Political Freedom PDF Author: Tara Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847680276
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 244

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Part I - Rights

Freedom's Law

Freedom's Law PDF Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198265573
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 438

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Dworkin's important book is a collection of essays which discuss almost all of the great constitutional issues of the last two decades, including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, homosexuality, pornography, and free speech. Dworkin offers a consistently liberal view of the Constitution and argues that fidelity to it and to law demands that judges make moral judgments. He proposes that we all interpret the abstract language of the Constitution by reference to moral principles about political decency and justice. His 'moral reading' therefore brings political morality into the heart of constitutional law. The various chapters of this book were first published separately; now drawn together they provide the reader with a rich, full-length treatment of Dworkin's general theory of law.

Moral Images of Freedom

Moral Images of Freedom PDF Author: Drucilla Cornell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847697939
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers like Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter Benjamin. As a whole the book attempts to respond to nihilistic claims about the empty purpose of critical theory in a world so utterly captured by violence in all of its worst forms: economic, social, political, and cultural. Instead, this book draws together a sweeping thread of hope in the varied symbolic forms of freedom persistent throughout the work of a broader range of critical theorists and addresses the burning challenge for such work to respond seriously to the need for a decolonization of critical theory itself and a sustained commitment to the possible future of socialism.

Freedom and Moral Responsibility

Freedom and Moral Responsibility PDF Author: Charles Harry Manekin
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN:
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 296

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Presents five new perspectives on the free will problem, and six interpretations of what Jewish thinkers of the past had to say about the problem. Topics include the concept of freedom that exists independently of a sense of self, arguments against the principle of alternative possibilities, the denial of free will in Hasidic thought, notions of choice held by Medieval Jewish and Islamic thinkers, and Maimonides' concepts of freedom and the sense of shame. Distributed by CDL Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Moral Freedom

Moral Freedom PDF Author: Nicolai Hartmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351504754
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 330

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Ethics is Nicolai Hartmann's magnum opus on moral philosophy. Volume 1, Moral Phenomena, is concerned with the nature and structure of ethical phenomena. Volume 2, Moral Values, describes all values as forming a complex and imperfectly known system. The final volume, Moral Freedom, deals with one of the oldest puzzles in both philosophy and theology: the individual's freedom of the will.Freedom of the will is a necessary precondition of morality. Without it, there is no morality in the full sense of the word. In Moral Freedom Hartmann sets out to refute the determinist view that freedom of the will is impossible. Following Kant, while rejecting his transcendentalism, Hartmann first discusses the tension between causality and the freedom of the will.The tension between the determination by moral values and the freedom of the will is next examined, a crucial issue completely overlooked by Kant and virtually all other modern philosophers, but recognized by the scholastics. Why should we believe in the freedom of the will with regard to the moral values? Are there good reasons for thinking that it exists? If freedom of the will vis-a-vis the moral values does exist, how is it to be conceived? Moral Freedom concludes with the famous postscript on the antinomies between ethics and religion.Hartmann's Ethics may well be the most outstanding treatise on moral philosophy in the twentieth century. Andreas Kinneging's introduction sheds light on the volume's continuing relevance.

Happiness, Justice, and Freedom

Happiness, Justice, and Freedom PDF Author: Fred R. Berger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520347196
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 374

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1984.

Thomas Reid on Freedom and Morality

Thomas Reid on Freedom and Morality PDF Author: William L. Rowe
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501718614
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 204

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In this succinct and well-written book, one of our most eminent philosophers provides a fresh reading of the view of freedom and morality developed by Thomas Reid (1710-1796). Although contemporary theorists have written extensively about the Scottish philosopher's contributions to the theory of knowledge, this is the first book-length study of his contributions to the controversy over freedom and necessity. William L. Rowe argues that Reid developed a subtle, systematic theory of moral freedom based on the idea of the human being as a free and morally responsible agent. He carefully reconstructs the theory and explores the intellectual background to Reid's views in the work of John Locke, Samuel Clarke, and Anthony Collins. Rowe develops a novel account of Reid's conception of free action and relates it to contemporary arguments that moral responsibility for an action implies the power to have done otherwise. Distilling from Reid's work a viable version of the agency theory of freedom and responsibility, he suggests how Reid's theory can be defended against the major objections—both historical and contemporary—that have been advanced against it. Blending to good effect historical and philosophical analysis, Thomas Reid on Freedom and Morality should interest philosophers, political theorists, and intellectual historians.

Pedagogy of Freedom

Pedagogy of Freedom PDF Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461640652
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 177

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This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.