Freedom as Non-Domination or How to Throw the Agent Out of the Space of Reasons
Graduate studies at Western
Journal of Power 3 (1) (2011)
|Abstract||This paper analyzes agency in Pettit’s republican conception of freedom. By understanding freedom intersubjectively in terms of agency, Pettit makes an important contribution to the contemporary debate on negative liberty. At the same time, some of the presumptions about agency are problematic. The paper defends the thesis that Pettit is not able to provide the sufficient conditions for freedom as non-domination that he sets out to do. In order to show why this is the case and how we can address this shortcoming, a distinction is introduced between a thick and a thin intersubjective account of agency. It is argued that while Pettit’s freedom presupposes a thin account, he would need a thick account in order to elaborate not only the necessary but also the sufficient conditions of freedom as non-domination.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
M. D. Harbour (2012). Non-Domination and Pure Negative Liberty. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 (2):186-205.
M. J. Thompson (2013). Reconstructing Republican Freedom: A Critique of the Neo-Republican Concept of Freedom as Non-Domination. Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (3):277-298.
Fabian Wendt (2011). Slaves, Prisoners, and Republican Freedom. Res Publica 17 (2):175-192.
András Szigeti (2005). Freedom: A Global Theory? Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (13):157-176.
Christian List (2006). Republican Freedom and the Rule of Law. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (2):201-220.
S. R. Krause (2013). Beyond Non-Domination: Agency, Inequality and the Meaning of Freedom. Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (2):187-208.
K. Dowding (2011). Republican Freedom, Rights, and the Coalition Problem. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 (3):301-322.
Philip Pettit (2006). Freedom in the Market. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (2):131-149.
Boudewijn de Bruin (2009). Liberal and Republican Freedom. Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (4):418-439.
M. Victoria Costa (2009). Neo-Republicanism, Freedom as Non-Domination, and Citizen Virtue. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (4):401-419.
Robert B. Talisse (2012). Impunity and Domination: A Puzzle for Republicanism. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885112463657.
Miranda Fricker (2013). Epistemic Justice as a Condition of Political Freedom? Synthese 190 (7):1317-1332.
Boudewijn de Bruin (2008). A Note on List's Modal Logic of Republican Freedom. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 7 (3):341-349.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-11-03
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?