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The Quality of Freedom

Matthew H. Kramer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

At least since the publication of Isaiah Berlin's famous essay ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’ nearly half a century ago, political philosophers have argued vigorously over the relative merits of ... More


Introduction

H. Matthew Kramer

in The Quality of Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Presents the two basic principles of my analysis of freedom and unfreedom (the F Postulate and the U Postulate). It then explains the general aspiration of my book: the construction of a theory of ... More


Fine Distinctions: Some Rejoinders to Quentin Skinner's Attacks on the Modern Doctrine of Negative Liberty

H. Matthew Kramer

in The Quality of Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Delineates the principal ideas that make up my theory of freedom as negative liberty. Raises a number of challenges to positive-liberty theories and to the civic-republican conception of freedom, ... More


Instances of Freedom

H. Matthew Kramer

in The Quality of Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Begins with a few methodological reflections that expand on some of the observations in the opening chapter. It then tackles a host of difficulties relating to the existence of particular freedoms ... More


Sources of Unfreedom

H. Matthew Kramer

in The Quality of Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The U Postulate, which specifies the necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of any particular unfreedom, requires us to distinguish between the constraints on the freedom of any person ... More


On Ascertaining the Extent of Everyone's Overall Freedom

H. Matthew Kramer

in The Quality of Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Shifts the focus from particular freedoms and unfreedoms to the enterprise of gauging people's levels of overall liberty. In order to ascertain such a level for each person P, we have to ascertain ... More


The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151823
eISBN:
9781400840274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151823.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that this book puts ... More


Greek civilisation and slavery

Paul Cartledge

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines whether Greek civilization was based on slavery. The silence of classicists on the subject is not surprising. The discussion here is limited to Anglo-American scholarship, in an ... More


Summary and Conclusions

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book has dealt with the impact of production conditions and of the material conditions of agricultural labourers in a rural region on the freedom of those agricultural labourers to sell their ... More


Labour Services and Unfree Labour

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses labour services performed by landless agricultural labourers. It also examines aspects of unfreedom and the relationships between bonded labourers and their employers. The ... More


Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Scott Selisker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Human Programming is a cultural history of the idea of the programmable mind in U.S. culture. It argues that literary, cinematic, and rhetorical figurations of the programmed mind have shaped ... More


Peasants, servitude and unfreedom in Scotland, 1100–1350

Cynthia J. Neville

in Land, Law and People in Medieval Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639588
eISBN:
9780748653492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639588.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter evaluates the other end of the social spectrum — the people at the lower ranks of Scottish society who experienced unfreedom and servility in the period between roughly 1100 and the ... More


Why Marronage Still Matters

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter broadens discourse on marronage through exploration into a late modern maroon movement: Rastafari. Rastafari speech acts inform its interpretation of freedom and the evolving disposition ... More


Freeing the Souls of Slaves

Tara Alberts

in Conflict and Conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646265
eISBN:
9780191747830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646265.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Slaves were another group which posed particular challenges for missionaries, which they discussed at length, debating the impact of unfreedom on man’s soul. Bonded labour and slavery were extremely ... More


Conceptualising hyper-precarious migrant lives: from forced labour to unfreedom

Hannah Lewis, Peter Dwyer, Stuart Hodkinson, and Louise Waite

in Precarious Lives: Forced labour, exploitation and asylum

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447306900
eISBN:
9781447311676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306900.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In Chapter 6 we reflectively stand back from these 30 human stories to critically interrogate the very meaning and relevance of forced labour for the precarious migrant labour experience as the ... More


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