Farewell to Freedom: A Western Genealogy of Liberty

@inproceedings{Baldissone2018FarewellTF,
  title={Farewell to Freedom: A Western Genealogy of Liberty},
  author={Riccardo Baldissone},
  year={2018}
}
Understandings of freedom are often discussed in moral, theological, legal and political terms, but they are not often set in a historical perspective, and they are even more rarely considered within their specific language context. 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… 
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