Does ‘freedom as non-domination’ offer a better conception of liberty than ‘freedom as non-interference’?
I trust you are well and had a pleasant new year. This Essay that i am about to present is a Political Theory (Political philosophy, History of political thought, Ethics, and sometimes Formal
Logic) essay postgraduate level. The usual approach is a systematic approach which purely entails analytical philosophy. Usual political theory essays do not require long introductions, the prime
focus is on the body and the argument you present. Thus, in this case the intro can be 100 words max and 50 words a roadmap of the essay. 5-6 Sources including pager numbers both in citations as
well as bibliography.
An overview and guidance on the synopsis of first content of body:
The body is the main part, which will first have a synopsis on “freedom as non-domination” that is usually known as the third conception of freedom (Republican or Neo-roman theory of freedom)
developed by two notorious contemporary philosophers ( Philip Pettit and Quentin skinner) who both are strictly in favor of the so called third conception of freedom as “non-domination”.
Nevertheless, this republican conception is constructed as an antithesis of Liberal conception of the two conceptions of freedom ( negative vs positive ) which have been developed by two liberal
thinkers Benjamin constant (ancient vs modern conception) and Isaiah Berlin ( negative vs positive conception).
Additionally, the scope of the essay should be on Ian Carter and Matthew H. kramer as critical (non-liberal) theorist of the republican conception of freedom as “non-domination” since they are not
satisfied and find skinner and pettits account on freedom implausible.
Key text to focus on:
1) “Liberty and Domination” Matthew H kramer
2) How are power and unfreedom related? Ian carter
3)”Freedom as the absence of arbitrary power” Quentin skinner
4) Republican Freedom: three axioms, four theorems. Phillip Pettit
5) Freedom as non-domination, Phillip Pettit
(1) a good understanding of a variety of methodological approaches to
conducting political theory research and key texts on the concept of liberty
(2) critically evaluate methodological approaches to political theory
research and substantive views on the concept of liberty
(3) be able to critically examine texts in political theory
(4) develop their ability to form philosophical arguments and
communicate those arguments both orally and in writing
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