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Rethinking Freedom

Why Freedom Has Lost Its Meaning and What Can Be Done to Save It

  • Authors
  • C.¬†Fred¬†Alford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. C. Fred Alford
    Pages 1-26
  3. C. Fred Alford
    Pages 27-53
  4. C. Fred Alford
    Pages 55-66
  5. C. Fred Alford
    Pages 67-88
  6. C. Fred Alford
    Pages 89-101
  7. C. Fred Alford
    Pages 103-121
  8. C. Fred Alford
    Pages 123-140
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 141-169

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the use and abuse of the term 'freedom'. Based on interviews with people concerning the nature of freedom, the author compares what the people he talked with said about freedom with what writers and thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Herbert Marcuse, and Iris Murdoch have to say about freedom. He concludes that the 'political' is not the answer, and that most of the people interviewed for the book and those like them would be better served by learning the political and social skills necessary to carve out small spaces of freedom in a rationalized world.

Keywords

freedom interview learning liberty nature

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