Graduate studies at Western
Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (2):201-220 (2006)
|Abstract||At the core of republican thought, on Philip Pettit’s account, lies the conception of freedom as non-domination, as opposed to freedom as noninterference in the liberal sense. I revisit the distinction between liberal and republican freedom and argue that republican freedom incorporates a particular rule-of-law requirement, whereas liberal freedom does not. Liberals may also endorse such a requirement, but not as part of their conception of freedom itself. I offer a formal analysis of this rule-of-law requirement and compare liberal and republican freedom on its basis. While I agree with Pettit that republican freedom has broader implications than liberal freedom, I conclude that we face a trade-off between two dimensions of freedom (scope and robustness) and that it is harder for republicans to solve that trade-off than it is for liberals. Key Words: freedom • republicanism • liberalism • noninterference • non-domination • rule of law • robustness • liberal paradox.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Henry S. Richardson (2006). Republicanism and Democratic Injustice. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (2):175-200.
Philip Pettit (2003). Discourse Theory and Republican Freedom. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (1):72-95.
Fabian Wendt (2011). Slaves, Prisoners, and Republican Freedom. Res Publica 17 (2):175-192.
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.
Charles Larmore (2003). Liberal and Republican Conceptions of Freedom. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (1):96-119.
Melvin L. Rogers (2008). Republican Confusion and Liberal Clarification. Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (7):799-824.
Christian List (2004). The Impossibility of a Paretian Republican? Some Comments on Pettit and Sen. Economics and Philosophy 20 (1):65-87.
Boudewijn de Bruin (2008). A Note on List's Modal Logic of Republican Freedom. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 7 (3):341-349.
Boudewijn de Bruin (2009). Liberal and Republican Freedom. Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (4):418-439.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads40 ( #33,801 of 739,366 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,287 of 739,366 )
How can I increase my downloads?