Farewell to Freedom: A Western Genealogy of Liberty
by Riccardo Baldissone
Publisher: University of Westminster Press 2018
Number of pages: 218
From Homeric poems to contemporary works, the author traces the words that express the various notions of freedom in Classical Greek, Latin, and medieval and modern European idioms. Examining writers as varied as Plato, Aristotle, Luther, La Boetie, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Stirner, Nietzsche, and Foucault among others, this theoretical mapping shows old and new boundaries of the horizon of freedom.
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