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Historical Inevitability

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Berlin’s position in ‘Political Ideas’ postulated a human ability to make free choices. His lecture ‘Historical Inevitability’ attacked determinism as a foundation of the view that ‘the world has a ... More


John Stuart Mill and the Ends of Life

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This lecture explored the tension between liberty and one view of knowledge. Berlin presented Mill not only as an exponent of determinism and an associated consequentialism, but also as someone who ... More


Cultivating Autonomy: The Normative Core of Democracy

Stephen Elstub

in Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627394
eISBN:
9780748652716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627394.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents the case that the cultivation of the value of autonomy is the normative core of democracy. It suggests that as autonomy and democracy both aim to make their agents ... More


Free Time for Caregivers

Julie L. Rose

in Free Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691163451
eISBN:
9781400883684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163451.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on gender and caregiving to demonstrate how recognizing citizens' claims to free time contributes to a liberal egalitarian theory of gender justice. It argues that gender justice ... More


Choices and constraints

Marjorie Mayo

in Changing Communities: Stories of Migration, Displacement and Solidarities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447329312
eISBN:
9781447329466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329312.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses upon the extent to which people – and communities - have agency. How far can people make choices freely and/ or how far are people affected by wider structural constraints, when ... More


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