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Liberty: Rethinking an Imperiled Ideal


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Liberty is a dangerous concept. It??'s sure to be misused and, if left unchecked, will likely bring not social harmony and happiness but their opposites. Nonetheless, liberty is absolutely necessary: without it there can be no authentic community. People are not free to do the right thing unless they are free to do the wrong thing; if they can???t be wrong, they can???t be right. Thus does Glenn Tinder, in this provocative work, argue emphatically for ???negative liberty??? ? the liberty that wants primarily to be left ...

Liberty: Rethinking an Imperiled Ideal 2007, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

ISBN-13: 9780802803924