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Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Issue no.13 /2005



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Remarks on Platonized Naturalism    
Motivations for Realism in the Light of Mathematical Practice    
The Politics of Logic    
Semiosis, Logic, and Language    
Kinds, Projectibility and Explanation    
Theoreticity in Kyburg’s Measurement Theory    
Popper on Laws and Counterfactuals    
The Non-Viability of Nietzsche’s Highest Ideals    
An Introduction to the Semantics of Message and Attachment    
Freedom: A Global Theory?    
Translated Title: Freedom: A Global Theory?
Publication: Croatian Journal of Philosophy (13/2005)
Author Name: Szigeti, András;
Language: English
Subject: Philosophy
Issue: 13/2005
Page Range: 157-176
No. of Pages: 20
File size: 72 KB
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Summary: This essay provides a critical discussion of Philip Pettit’s book A Theory of Freedom: From the Psychology to the Politics of Agency (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001). It evaluates the general prospects of a ‘global theory of freedom’ of the kind advocated by Pettit, i.e. one that seeks explicitly to link a metaphysical theory of free agency to a distinct conception of political liberty. Pettit’s in many ways innovative views concerning ongoing debates in metaphysics and political theory (e.g. compatibilism, republicanism, etc.) are also examined in detail. While recognising the legitimacy and originality of this intellectual endeavour, the paper concludes that, however full of important insights, Pettit’s account fails to realise the desired “reflective equilibrium” between a theory of free agency and that of political liberty.
John Greco (ed.), Ernest Sosa and His Critics