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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Clarendon Paperbacks

The Physical Object
Number of Pages448
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Open LibraryOL7398225M
ISBN 100198248075
ISBN 109780198248071

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Christos Yannaras' The Freedom of Morality explores the ethical ramifications of thinking about moral agents as 'persons' rather than as 'individuals'. The ontology of personhood he explores is rooted in the Trinity and in the Church, and hence, has a very theological and Christian character about it, /5(7). Ranging over central issues of morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. It examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the significance of personal commitments.   Ranging over central issues of morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. It examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the significance of personal : Joseph Raz. This book explores, within a liberal framework, the nature, significance, and justification of political freedom or liberty. Against recent liberal positions, it is argued that political morality is neither rights‐based, nor equality‐based. What underlies rights, and the value of freedom Author: Joseph Raz.

Ranging over central issues of morals and politics and the nature of freedom and authority, this study examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the significance of personal commitments. The Morality of Freedom Joseph Raz. A Clarendon Press Publication. Ranging over central issues of morals and politics and the nature of freedom and authority, this study examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition. What we call the morality of man is the way he relates to this adventure of his freedom. Morality reveals what man is in principle, as the image of God, but also what he becomes through the adventure of his freedom: a being transformed, or "in the likeness of God.". Book Description. Ranging over central issues of morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. It examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the signific /10(24).

This chapter analyzes three major assumptions in Joseph Raz’s book The Morality of Freedom (MF): its account of legitimate authority, its rejection of egalitarianism, and its defense of an autonomy-based perfectionism. It first summarizes the book’s main line of argument about how a concern for freedom should figure in moral reflection regarding the value and purpose of political : Colin Bird. The morality of freedom. [Joseph Raz] -- Ranging over central issues in morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. Raz examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in. A later book, The Morality of Freedom won two prizes: the W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize from the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, awarded to the best book in political science each calendar year; and the Elaine and David Spitz Book Prize from the Conference for the Study of Political Thought, New York, awarded Author: Joseph Raz. is a platform for academics to share research papers.