The history of mankind is fraught with clashes in the quest for
liberty--in the name of often contradictory ideals of freedom.
Roshwald explores the diverse understandings of the term liberty
and its spectrum of application, in order to achieve a coherent and
consistent definition of the concept in respect to both the
individual and society. The issue of liberty is examined not only
from the traditional angle of political philosophy but also from a
philosophical-anthropological perspective. After analyzing examples
of specific approaches to freedom, and describing a theoretically
and practically viable definition of liberty, the book suggests the
possibility and ways of attaining the ideal.
The concept of liberty has been tarnished by propaganda,
conflicting political claims, and uncritical usage. This book
attempts to restore value to the meaning of liberty, arguing that
it must be clearly understood and defined in the context of human
experience in order to be universally enjoyed. Through a cogent
analysis of contradictions in individual and societal perceptions
of the over-used and abused principle, this interdisciplinary
volume rescues liberty from its current role as being a mere slogan
and presents the possibility for individual and collective freedoms
to coexist. A selected Bibliography chronicles historical and
contemporary treatises on liberty.
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