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Abstract

This book takes the thinking of Quentin Skinner, Phillip Pettit and J.G.A. Pocock on republican liberty and explores the way in which this can be used to illuminate educational practice. It argues that republican liberty is distinct from both negative and positive liberty and its emphasis on liberty as non-domination gives the concept of liberty a particularly critical role in contemporary society. The book formulates and expounds the idea that an empire of liberty requires the existence of what are termed ‘liberty-bearing agents’ and shows how education – with a particular emphasis on knowledge - is needed to foster the human powers so that persons can become liberty-bearing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-81774-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-73791-3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014

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