- 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
How should freedom be characterized as a political ideal? This chapter explores one such view, commonly called “republican” or sometimes “neo-Roman,” which holds that the specific sort of freedom a well-ordered society ought to promote is freedom from domination. Recently, a number of new challenges to this view have been raised. The most important of these are that republicans have failed to develop a conception of freedom distinct in any meaningful sense from the non-interference conception and, in concentrating on relationships of domination, inappropriately narrowed the scope of freedom. This chapter argues that when we carefully attend to the suggestion that a conception of freedom ought to serve as a central public ideal for well-ordered societies, these particular challenges can be seen to fail. Some other challenges are shown to remain, however.
Frank Lovett is Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of Legal Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
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