Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Freedom: a reading list

Readers have asked for my reading lists. I'll be giving lectures on various topics (freedom, justice, global justice, climate change) in our Introduction to Political Theory course. My reading list on freedom is the following:


Carter, Ian, Matthew H. Kramer, and Hillel Steiner (eds) (2007) Freedom: A Philosophical Anthology (Oxford: Blackwell).

Flikschuh, Katrin (2007) Freedom (Cambridge: Polity).

Gray, Tim (1990) Freedom (London: Macmillan).

Heywood (2004) Political Theory: An Introduction, ch.9.

Knowles (2001) Political Theory, ch.3.

Miller, David (ed) (1991) Liberty (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Riley, Jonathan (2008) ‘Liberty’, in McKinnon (ed), Issues in Political Theory, ch.5.

Swift, Adam (2006) Political Philosophy: A Beginners’ Guide for Students and Politicians (Cambridge: Polity), ch.2.

* Wolff (2006) An Introduction to Political Philosophy, ch.4.

More Detailed/Advanced

Ariely, Dan (2008) Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (London: HarperCollins).

Bennett, Christopher (2010) What is This Thing Called Ethics? (London: Routledge).

* Berlin, Isaiah (1991) ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, in Miller (ed) Liberty, ch.2.

Brooks, Thom (ed.) (2011), Ethics and Moral Philosophy (Leiden: Brill).

Campbell, Joseph Keim (2011) Free Will (Cambridge: Polity).

De Marneffe, Peter (2006) ‘Avoiding Paternalism’, Philosophy and Public Affairs 34: 68-94.
* Green, T. H. (1991) ‘Liberal Legislation and Freedom of Contract’, in Miller (ed) Liberty, ch.1.

Feinberg, Joel (1973) Social Philosophy (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall).

Feinberg, Joel (1984-88) The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, 3 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

* Frankfurt, Harry (1971) ‘Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person’, Journal of Philosophy 68: 5-20.

Hayek, F. A. (1944) The Road to Serfdom (London: Routled), chs.8-9.

Husak, Douglas (1981) ‘Paternalism and Autonomy’, Philosophy and Public Affairs 10: 27-46.

Husak, Douglas (1989) ‘Recreational Drugs and Paternalism’, Law and Philosophy 8: 353-81.

* Levitt, Steven and Stephen Dubner (2005) Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (London: Penguin).

MacCallum, Jr., Gerald C. (1991) ‘Negative and Positive Freedom’, in Miller (ed) Liberty, ch.5.

MacKinnon, Catharine (1994) Only Words (London: HarperCollins).

Nagel, Thomas (1986) The View from Nowhere (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Pettit, Philip and Michael Smith (1996) ‘Freedom in Belief and Desire’, Journal of Philosophy 93: 429-49.

Pettit, Philip (2001) A Theory of Freedom: From the Psychology to the Politics of Agency (Cambridge: Polity).

Raz, Joseph (1986) The Morality of Freedom (Oxford: Clarendon Press).

* Ripstein, Arthur (2006) ‘Beyond the Harm Principle’, Philosophy and Public Affairs 34: 215-45.

Scanlon, T. M. (1972) ‘A Theory of Freedom of Expression’, Philosophy and Public Affairs 1: 204-26.

Taylor, Charles (1991) ‘What’s Wrong with Negative Liberty’, in Miller (ed.) Liberty, ch.7.

Waldron, Jeremy (1993) Liberal Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Williams, Bernard (1985) Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press).

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