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Understandings 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 Bo├ętie, 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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Competing interests
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. To the Benevolent Reader: A Preliminary Note On Quotations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xx
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  1. Chapter 1: Antiquities Before Christianities
  2. pp. 1-35
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  1. Chapter 2: The Christian World Until the Threshold of Modernities
  2. pp. 37-63
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  1. Chapter 3: High Modernities
  2. pp. 65-89
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  1. Chapter 4: Low Modernities
  2. pp. 91-117
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  1. Chapter 5: Farewell to Freedom
  2. pp. 119-165
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 167-187
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781911534617
Related ISBN
9781911534600
MARC Record
OCLC
1051782805
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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