The Idea of Freedom: A Dialectical Examination of the Controversies about Freedom [Book Review]

Review of Metaphysics 15 (3):522-522 (1962)

The second and concluding volume of Adler's monumental eight-year project on freedom offers a comprehensive cataloguing of the controversies which surround the five main types of freedom identified in the first volume. One conclusion of the present work is that philosophers too rarely join issue on the most crucial problems at stake in the continuing debate on freedom. Though the main purpose of elucidation is admirably achieved, the book sometimes suffers from an overly conscious structuring. The scope, detail, and cross-indexing of this volume make it an invaluable reference book for any philosopher concerned with the discussion of freedom.--E. S. C.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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