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Self‐Mastery

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Some of the authors who adopt the value-based approach to measuring freedom think of freedom as the absence not only of constraints that are external to the agent but also of constraints that are ... More


Freedom and Coercion: An Alternative Account

Raymond Plant

in The Neo-liberal State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281756
eISBN:
9780191713040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In this chapter the neo‐liberal account of freedom and coercion expounded in Chapter 3 is subjected to sustained critical analysis and is found wanting in its own terms. This is crucially important ... More


Human Rights Values Refashioned: Liberty, Equality, and Solidarity

Sandra Fredman

in Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199272761
eISBN:
9780191709814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272761.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that human rights hold out more than just the promise of freedom from State interference. Drawing on the work of Sen, Nussbaum, Sunstein, Rawls and others, it is argued that human ... More


Freedom of Choice

Keith Dowding and Martin Van Hees

in The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199290420
eISBN:
9780191710506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter introduces and reviews the extensive literature using an axiomatic‐deductive approach to the measurement of freedom of choice and suggest some new avenues of research. It presents ... More


Death is a Bugbear: Socratic ‘Epode’ and Epictetus' Philosophy of the Self

Michael Erler

in The Philosophy of Epictetus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233076
eISBN:
9780191716416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233076.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Epictetus uses the words free and freedom more often than any other ancient Greek philosopher, and wrote the one complete treatise on freedom that has come down to us. This chapter discusses ... More


Liberty

Paul Spicker

in Liberty, equality, fraternity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Liberty is commonly represented in terms of ‘negative’ and ‘positive’ approaches. Negative freedom refers mainly to freedom from restraint. The weaknesses in the idea of negative freedom point in the ... More


Feminism and the Islamic Revival: Freedom as a Practice of Belonging

Allison Weir

in Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936861
eISBN:
9780199333073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 takes up the conception of freedom as belonging in the context of contemporary debates about cultural and religious identities. For Saba Mahmood, the study of the women's piety movement ... More


Children’s agency

Allyn Fives

in Evaluating Parental Power: An Exercise in Pluralist Political Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994327
eISBN:
9781526128614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994327.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Even when parents exercise their power in a paternalistic fashion so as to make up for children’s deficits, parents can be faced with moral dilemmas, conflicts which call into question the legitimacy ... More


Positive freedom and state welfare: T.H. Green (1836–82)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses the ideas of T.H. Green, which helped fill the gap of government intervention in public affairs. It begins by examining the concept of positive freedom, which can be found in ... More


Negative and Positive Freedom

Kai Möller

in The Global Model of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664603
eISBN:
9780191745751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664603.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

Chapter 2 argues that the value protected by constitutional rights must be positive freedom, or personal autonomy: in particular the doctrines of positive obligations and horizontal effect and the ... More


The Iron Law of Rights: Citizenship and Individual Empowerment in Modern Sweden

Lars Trägårdh and Lars Svedberg

in Social Policy and Citizenship: The Changing Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754045
eISBN:
9780199979455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754045.003.0043
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The empirical aim of the chapter concerns the relationship between individual and state in Sweden as it is expressed in social policy, i.e. the domain where social citizenship and social rights find ... More


When Bundy Buckles Up

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the 1970s to the 1990s, the distinctive worldviews of family values conservatives, civil libertarians, free market neoliberals contributed to a political culture of distrust in government in ... More


The Myth of the Neutral State and the Individualization of Religion: The Relationship Between State and Religion in the Face of Fundamentalism

Karl-Heinz Ladeur

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660384
eISBN:
9780191748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

In postmodern societies religious freedom is increasingly transformed into an apolitical private right to opt for a belief. The specificities of different religions and their self-interpretations are ... More


Two Meanings of Swaraj

Anthony J. Parel

in Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190491451
eISBN:
9780190491475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491451.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes Gandhi’s distinction between political swaraj and spiritual swaraj. The meaning of political swaraj evolved gradually: as home rule in 1909, parliamentary swaraj in 1921, purna ... More


Sovereignty, Political Obligation, and Fairness

William E. O’Brian Jr.

in Sovereignty and the New Executive Authority

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190922542
eISBN:
9780190922573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922542.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter analyzes the leading theories of freedom in recent legal and philosophical theory, focusing on the pure negative freedom approach, the Kantian approach, and the Republican approach, ... More


Autonomy and Public Reason in Kant

Onora O’Neill

in Reason, Value, and Respect: Kantian Themes from the Philosophy of Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199699575
eISBN:
9780191793035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699575.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Thomas Hill’s observation that Kant does not predicate autonomy of individuals, but rather of principles or ‘determinations of the will’ is one of his many striking contributions to understanding ... More


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