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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


Two Concepts of Liberty

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.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This lecture insisted upon negative liberty as the political complement to the human capacity for free choice, and made matching metaphysical claims: the nature of being, and especially the conflicts ... More


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


The Republican State

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The social-democratic state existing in advanced democracies is gradually changing into a republican state. The ultra-liberal wave failed because modern societies need a strong, not a weak, state. A ... More


Introduction

Peter Liddel

in Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Interpretations of Athenian liberty have too often been taken out of their historical context. This introductory chapter attempts to remedy this problem by outlining the traditional distinctions ... More


A Third Concept of Liberty: ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURE

QUENTIN SKINNER

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses Sir Isaiah Berlin's theory of liberty, In particular, it focuses on Berlin's most celebrated contribution to the debate, his essay entitled ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’. Berlin ... More


From Hope and Fear Set Free

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.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Berlin’s presidential address to the Aristotelian Society dealt with one important gap in his conceptual wall against totalitarianism. If to be free implied knowledge and the exercise of reason, then ... More


Dangerous Confusion? Response to Ronald Dworkin

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Dworkin regards as a ‘dangerous confusion’ the idea that pornography silences women. Pornography may teach some to ‘misunderstand’ what women say, fail to ‘respect’ them when they say ‘no’ to sex. ... More


Conceiving Liberty: Precursors, Influences, Contemporaries

Joshua L. Cherniss

in A Mind and its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673261
eISBN:
9780191751714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673261.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter offers an extensive account of possible and proximate antecedents to and influences on Berlin’s account of liberty. It traces the variations in the distinction between ‘positive’ and ... More


The Inner Citadel: Berlin’s Conception of Liberty

Joshua L. Cherniss

in A Mind and its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673261
eISBN:
9780191751714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673261.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Building on the preceding chapters, this chapter explicates Berlin’s understanding of liberty, and the political and intellectual purposes which his account aimed to serve. The understanding of ... More


The Media and the Liberal Democratic State

Perry Keller

in European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade, and the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198268550
eISBN:
9780191728518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268550.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Chapter Two examines the foundations of the relationship between the media and the liberal democratic state, breaking it down into three broad perspectives: the liberty to publish free from external ... More


Milton, Marvell and Toleration

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Milton and Andrew Marvell have been celebrated as apostles of religious toleration, long seen as a defining value of liberalism. In their own lifetimes, they won some praise for what they wrote ... More


The Tragic Liberalism of Isaiah Berlin

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The influence of the Counter-Enlightenment has not been entirely nihilistic and rejectionist. It has deeply influenced Isaiah Berlin, one of the chief apostles of liberal political theory in the ... More


The Road to Liberty: Berlin’s Early Conceptualizations of Freedom

Joshua L. Cherniss

in A Mind and its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673261
eISBN:
9780191751714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673261.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter traces Berlin’s early writings on liberty, from an essay he wrote while still a schoolboy, to his first full working out of an account of liberty in the notes for and text of his Mary ... More


Liberal Fragments

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the dominant moral frames embraced in the United States and similar cultures, frames that recognize moral value in humans alone among species (human exceptionalism), that ... More


Systemic and Distributive Norms

Joseph William Singer

in Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080193
eISBN:
9780300128543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080193.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the understanding of property not just as an individual entitlement but also as a system. It uses a thought experiment involving the transfer from a communist regime to a ... More


Sophie de Grouchy, The Tradition(s) of Two Liberties, and the Missing Mother(s) of Liberalism

Eric Schliesser

in Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810261
eISBN:
9780191847301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810261.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates how Sophie de Grouchy (1764–1822) anticipates the famous modern-day distinction between positive and negative liberty in her late eighteenth-century writings. It is argued ... More


What Are the Prospects for Public Reason Liberalism?

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The project of this essay is to stand back from all particular versions of public reason theories, describe their general structure, and assess their prospects. The prospects of this theory, this ... More


Autonomy? Or Freedom? A Return to Psychoanalytic Theory

Nancy J. Hirschmann

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter raises some concerns about relational autonomy that go back to its origin in psychoanalytic theory. Object relations theory suggests that just as the masculine model of “reactive ... More


Conscience and Liberty

Judith N. Shklar

Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (eds)

in On Political Obligation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300214994
eISBN:
9780300245417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Berkeley lecture on Conscience and Liberty was given by Shklar as a talk to faculty and students in 1990. This was almost two years before she delivered the lectures on political obligation to ... More


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