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What Is Freedom?

Sharon R. Krause

in Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226234694
eISBN:
9780226234724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234724.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

If agency is the affirmation of one’s subjective existence through concrete action in the world, political freedom is the set of interpersonal conditions that make this affirming action possible. To ... More


Bleak Liberalism

Amanda Anderson

in Bleak Liberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a summary analysis of the concept and history of bleak liberalism, a body of thought informed by distinctive attitudes and styles of political commitment. While the analysis ... More


Pope Pius II and the Congress of Mantua (1459)

in Complete Writings: Letterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, Orations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226590073
eISBN:
9780226590097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590097.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

One of the major orations of Isotta Nogarola, an Italian-born French author, was dedicated to Pope Pius II. This is a powerful oration, and easily the most evangelical of her works. Filled with a ... More


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