A Theory of Freedom
From the Psychology to the Politics of Agency
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Polity Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
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| Book Description: |
This innovative approach to freedom starts from an account of what we mean by describing someone, in a psychological vein, as a free subject. Pettit develops an argument as to what it is that makes someone free in that basic sense; and then goes on to derive the implications of the approach for issues of freedom in political theory. Freedom in the subject is equated with the person's being fit to be held responsible and to be authorized as a partner in interaction.