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Positive and Negative Freedom in Liberal Thought

By Maria Dimova-Cookson

Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

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Description

The positive / negative freedom distinction made popular by Isaiah Berlin just over half a century ago is met by an uneasy balance of scepticism and toleration among contemporary academic political theorists. Positive and Negative Freedom in Liberal Thought undertakes a systematic study of the distinction. It examines key literature and thinking over the historical development of the popsitive / negative distinction, and traces its evolution into contemporary theory.

The book not only analyses the dual conceptualisation in more philosophical depth than previous studies, but also discusses the distinction as a significant part of liberal political thought. It will be of interest to students and scholars of liberalism and political theory.

Contents

Part 1. The Classical Distinctions Part 2. The Revised Distinction Part 3. The Distinction Revisited Part 4. Qualitative, republican and capability approaches to freedom

Author Bio

Maria Dimova-Cookson is Lecturer in Politics at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

Name: Positive and Negative Freedom in Liberal Thought (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Maria Dimova-Cookson. The positive / negative freedom distinction made popular by Isaiah Berlin just over half a century ago is met by an uneasy balance of scepticism and toleration among contemporary academic political theorists. Positive and Negative Freedom in Liberal...
Categories: Liberalism, Political Philosophy, Modern Political Theory, Politics & International Relations, Political Theory