Comments on the Morality of Freedom

21 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2016 Last revised: 27 Feb 2017

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Joseph Raz

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: September 17, 2016


The paper mixes comments on the ambitions that motivated writing The Morality of Freedom with observations on comments on the book, made at a conference in Jerusalem in 2016, by Japa Pallikkathayil, Avishai Margalit, Michael Otsuka, Jon Quong, Daniel Viehoff, Asaf Sharon and Arudra Burra. It acknowledges some of the critical points made while resisting others. Its strives to combine clarification of some of the themes in the book with recognition that its ideas require further development, and can be developed in various directions.

Keywords: freedom, liberty, autonomy, equality, rights, authority

Suggested Citation

Raz, Joseph, Comments on the Morality of Freedom (September 17, 2016). Forthcoming, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-534, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-46, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4/2017, Available at SSRN:

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