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Through a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty provides a comprehensive, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most cherished ideals.Offers a succinct yet thorough survey of personal freedomExplores the true meaning of liberty, drawing philosophical lessons about liberty from historyConsiders the writings of key historical figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam SmithCombines philosophical rigor with social scientific analysisArgues that liberty refers to a range of related but specific ideas rather than limiting the concept to one definition
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David Schmidtz (born 1955) is a Canadian-American philosopher who has appointments in the philosophy and economics departments and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona.
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