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Liberty

CENTRAL ISSUES IN PHILOSOPHY, John Shand, ed., Blackwell, 2009

22 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2009 Last revised: 23 Feb 2009

Matt Zwolinski

University of San Diego; University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: February 19, 2009

Abstract

This essay is intended to provide an introductory overview of the philosophical problems involved in understanding the nature and value of liberty, and the range and categories of philosophic solutions that have been offered to those problems. This essay covers the distinction between negative and positive liberty, MacCallum's tripartite analysis of liberty, debates over the subject of liberty and the significance of various constraints on liberty, and the significance of philosophical analyses of liberty for political philosophy. Concludes with a short bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading. Appropriate for first-year to advanced undergraduates.

Keywords: liberty, libertarianism, political philosophy, Berlin, Constant, Mill, MacCallum

Suggested Citation

Zwolinski, Matt, Liberty (February 19, 2009). CENTRAL ISSUES IN PHILOSOPHY, John Shand, ed., Blackwell, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1346499

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