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dc.contributor.authorBaldissone, Riccardo
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-10 11:37:46
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:32:19Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:32:19Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier1000368
dc.identifierOCN: 1051782805en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29564
dc.description.abstractUnderstandings of freedom are often discussed in moral, theological, legal and political terms, but they are not often set in a historical perspective, and they are even more rarely considered within their specific language context. From Homeric poems to contemporary works, the author traces the words that express the various notions of freedom in Classical Greek, Latin, and medieval and modern European idioms. Examining writers as varied as Plato, Aristotle, Luther, La Boétie, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Stirner, Nietzsche, and Foucault among others, this theoretical mapping shows old and new boundaries of the horizon of freedom. The book suggests the possibility of transcending these boundaries on the basis of a different theorization of human interactions, which constructs individual and collective subjects as processes rather than entities. This construction shifts and disseminates the very locus of freedom, whose vocabulary would be better recast as a relational middle path between autonomous and heteronomous alternatives.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CB Language: reference & general::CBX Language: history & general works
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE::HBLA1 Classical history / classical civilisation
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPS Social & political philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPA Political science & theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPV Political control & freedoms
dc.subject.otherindividual
dc.subject.othertheology
dc.subject.othermastery
dc.subject.otherliberty
dc.subject.otherautonomy
dc.subject.otherfreedom
dc.subject.otherAristotle
dc.subject.otherPlato
dc.titleFarewell to Freedom
dc.title.alternativeA Western Genealogy of Liberty
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.16997/book15
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2725c638-53f3-4872-9824-99c3555366f3
oapen.relation.isbn9781911534600; 9781911534624; 9781911534631
oapen.pages218
oapen.grant.number103612
oapen.grant.programKU Open Services
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Aristotle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle; Plato - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato
oapen.identifier.ocn1051782805


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