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The Resource Just freedom : a moral compass for a complex world, Philip Pettit

Just freedom : a moral compass for a complex world, Philip Pettit

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Just freedom : a moral compass for a complex world
Title
Just freedom
Title remainder
a moral compass for a complex world
Statement of responsibility
Philip Pettit
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this rigorous distillation of his political philosophy, Philip Pettit, author of the landmark work Republicanism, champions a simple standard for our most complex political judgments, offering a challenging ideal that nevertheless holds out a real prospect for social and democratic progress. Whereas many thinkers define freedom as the absence of interference<U+0127> �we are left alone to do as we please<U+0127> �Pettit demands that in their basic life choices free persons should not even be subject to a power of interference on the part of others. This notion of freedom as non-domination offers a yardstick for gauging social and democratic progress and provides a simple, unifying standard for analyzing our most entangled political quandaries. Pettit reaffirms the ideal, already present in the Roman Republic, of a free citizenry who enjoy equal status with one another, being individually protected by a law that they together control. After sketching a fresh history of freedom, he turns to the implications of the ideal for social, democratic, and international justice. Should the state erect systems for delivering mandatory healthcare coverage to its citizens? Should voting be a citizen's only means of influencing political leaders? Are the demands of the United Nations to be heeded when they betray the sovereignty of the state? Pettit shows how these and other questions should be resolved within a civic republican perspective. Concise and elegant in its rhetoric and ultimately radical in its reimagining of our social arrangements, Just Freedom is neither a theoretical treatise nor a practical manifesto, but rather an ardent attempt to elaborate the demands of freedom and justice in our time.--
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1945-
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Pettit, Philip
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Norton global ethics series
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  • Liberty
  • Republicanism
Label
Just freedom : a moral compass for a complex world, Philip Pettit
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The past and present of freedom -- Freedom with depth -- Freedom with breadth -- Freedom and justice -- Freedom and democracy -- Freedom and sovereignty
Control code
FIEb17550774
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780393063974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013044118
  • (OCoLC)869880230
Label
Just freedom : a moral compass for a complex world, Philip Pettit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The past and present of freedom -- Freedom with depth -- Freedom with breadth -- Freedom and justice -- Freedom and democracy -- Freedom and sovereignty
Control code
FIEb17550774
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780393063974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013044118
  • (OCoLC)869880230

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