- The Oxford Handbook of Freedom
- Self-Ownership as a Form of Ownership
- Positive Freedom and the General Will
- Moralized Conceptions of Liberty
- On the Conflict Between Liberty and Equality
- Freedom and Equality
- The Point of Self-Ownership
- Platonic Freedom
- Aristotelian Freedom
- Freedom in the Scholastic Tradition
- Freedom, Slavery, and Identity in Renaissance Florence: The Faces of Leon Battista Alberti
- Freedom and Enlightenment
- Adam Smith’s Libertarian Paternalism
- Market Failure, the Tragedy of the Commons, and Default Libertarianism in Contemporary Economics and Policy
- Planning, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
- Freedom, Regulation, and Public Policy
- Boundaries, Subjection to Laws, and Affected Interests
- Democracy and Freedom
- Can Constitutions Limit Government?
- Freedom and Religion
- Freedom and Influence in Formative Education
- Freedom and the (Posthumous) Harm Principle
- Exploitation and Freedom
- Voluntariness, Coercion, Self-ownership
- The Impartial Spectator and the Moral Teachings of Markets
- Disciplinary Specialization and Thinking for Yourself
- Free Will as a Psychological Accomplishment
- Prisoners of Misbelief: The Epistemic Conditions of Freedom
Abstract and Keywords
Specialization in all fields of human endeavor is far more highly articulated than ever before, and today specialists neither understand one another, nor share standards for controlling the quality of argumentation. Almost any enterprise that matters overtly or tacitly requires cross-disciplinary collaboration. Understanding what one is doing is a precondition for thinking for oneself. Thus the Enlightenment’s commitment to autonomy, as expressed in thinking for oneself, is being systematically undermined. The problems of managing the transmission of information and guidance across disciplinary boundaries are in the first place problems in philosophy of logic. Freedom is valuable in the first place because one can think for oneself; thus specialization threatens our commitment to freedom. Accordingly, the continuing importance of freedom depends on advances in the philosophy of logic.
Elijah Millgram is E. E. Ericksen Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah.
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