On Civil Liberty and Self-government
Lawbook Exchange, Limited, 2001 - 629 páginas
Widely read and used as a political science textbook, this is the best known of Lieber's work. He was a prominent political philosopher who helped lay the foundation for the study of political science in the United States. Renowned for his theory of civil liberty presented here, which combined an appreciation for the English concept of decentralized political institutions with the German idea of an overall national purpose, he bridged the intellectual gap between Europe and America. Enlarged edition in one volume, having first been published in two volumes in 1853. xiv, 629 pp.
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It would be easy , indeed , and correct , as far as it would go , to say : Civil liberty
is the idea of liberty , which is untrammeled action , applied to the sphere of
politics ; but although this definition might be called “ orderly , " it would certainly ...
The meaning of freeman , in this case , is nothing more than non - slave ; while
our word freeman , when we use it in connection with civil liberty , means not
merely a negation of slavery , but the enjoyment of positive and high civil
He curtly says , “ Many definitions have been given of liberty . Most of these
deserve no notice . " Whatever the various definitions of civil liberty may be , we
take the term in its usual adaptation among modern civilized nations , in which it ...
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