Recent writing on the nature of freedom has served to underline
a crucial gap in the academic experience. First--and most
obviously--the concept of freedom has been modernized by its
application to contemporary institutions. Second, a new approach to
the concept of liberty has been pioneered in the construction of
new typologies of freedom. Finally, awareness of variety in
concepts of freedom has been paralleled in variations in the
practice of freedom. The tumultuous history of Western man may be
conceptualized as the story of how freedom has become embodied.
What is missing from the story is the relationship of concepts to
This relationship has been established for some specific notions
of freedom. Many of the philosophical analyses--especially recent
ones like pragmatism and existentialism--have been predicated on
actual human behavior. On the other hand, many classic histories of
freedom--those of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Bagnell Bury,
Guido de Ruggiero, and Harold Laski--have traced the actual
development of a definite kind of freedom.
This volume contains essays prepared to celebrate the
anniversary of the publication of John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty,"
revised in the light of discussions by Henry D. Aiken, William
Ebenstein, Mark DeWolfe Howe, and David Spitz, as well as other
articles, many of them growing out of the discussion either in the
form of commentary or independent contributions. There are also two
papers written independently (Andrew Hacker and Leonard
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