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Freedom and subjectivity in Marx, liberalism and the work of Cornelius Castoriadis

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This D.Phil, dissertation looks into different conceptions of freedom in contemporary and earlier modern philosophy. It concentrates on the accounts of K. Marx, I. Kant, J. S. Mill, I. Berlin and C. Castoriadis, and focuses on their portrait of the agent of freedom. From this standpoint, the thesis singles out three strands of thought: an essentialist paradigm of freedom, traditional liberal alternatives, and a contemporary anti-essentialist school. The main objective is to elaborate and v...

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Somerville College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Social Sciences Division
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Publication date:
2005
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323074
URN:
uuid:0d8cf514-6f85-4940-899a-7dfaba86964a
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English
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