Free and Equal: A Philosophical Examination of Political Values

Oxford University Press (1987)
Abstract
The concepts of freedom and equality lie at the heart of much contemporary political debate. But how, exactly, are these concepts to be understood? And do they really represent desirable political values? Norman begins from the premise that freedom and equality are rooted in human experience, and thus have a real and objective content. He then argues that the attempt to clarify these concepts is therefore not just a matter of idle philosophical speculation, but also a matter of practical politics, for the philosophical conclusions we reach also have important implications for the day-to-day world of political action. Touching on the work of such influential thinkers as Mill, Berlin, Hayek, Nozick, Rawls, and Williams, this book serves as a valuable introduction to the central issues in political philosophy.
Keywords Liberty  Equality
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Call number JC585.N66 1987
ISBN(s) 0198275269   0198275277  
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By Alan Carter (2003). Morality and Freedom. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (211):161–180.
Alan Carter (2003). Morality and Freedom. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (211):161 - 180.
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