David Schmidtz,Jason Brennan's A Brief History of Liberty (Brief Histories of Philosophy) PDF
By David Schmidtz,Jason Brennan
- Offers a succinct but thorough survey of private freedom
- Explores the real which 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 clinical analysis
- Argues that liberty refers to a variety of similar yet particular rules instead of proscribing the idea that to 1 definition
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A Brief History of Liberty (Brief Histories of Philosophy) by David Schmidtz,Jason Brennan