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 settles nothing as to what we call liberty , as little as the other dictum of the civil
law , which divides all men into freemen and slaves . The meaning of freeman , in
this case , is nothing more than non - slave ; while our word freeman , when we ...
It says , under the word liberty : “ Liberty is equality , equality is liberty . ” If both
were the same , it would be surprising that there should be two distinct words .
Why were both terms used in the famous device , “ Liberty , Equality , Fraternity , ”
There are many Frenchmen , indeed , who know that this is not liberty , that at
most it can only be a means to obtain it , but we now speak of the conception of
liberty peculiar to the French school . Institutions , such as we conceive their ...
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