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The Resource Dimensions of freedom : an analysis

Dimensions of freedom : an analysis

Label
Dimensions of freedom : an analysis
Title
Dimensions of freedom
Title remainder
an analysis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Social science is the science of human interaction. In recent years, behavioral studies, which attempt to interpret human relations in empirically specifiable, if not quantitative terms, have been fruitful, especially in defining concepts such as influence and power. Felix Oppenheim in this book extends the behavioral analysis of power to the key concept of freedom. He uncovers in the process significant connections among influence, control, power, "un-freedom," freedom, dependence, and independence. Like power, freedom is a matter of degree, and Mr. Oppenheim analyzes it in its several dimensions. He distinguishes freedom in the social sense from other empirical meanings, such as freedom of choice, "free will," free actions, and self-determination, as well as from valuational usages of the word, such as "freedom from want" and "government by consent." Indeed, those who proclaim "freedom" as a supreme political goal are often mistaken about their own valuations, or exploit to their own advantage ambiguous notions of freedom held by others. Mr. Oppenheim employs familiar political doctrines to illustrate the confusion stemming from failure to make these distinctions. In his conclusion, which is an inquiry into the meaning of valuing freedom, Mr. Oppenheim carefully avoids propounding value judgments. Though this is an analytic study, Mr. Oppenheim has written it in lucid, non-technical language. It should appeal to readers in many fields--philosophy, political science, sociology, psychology, economics, and law"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oppenheim, Felix E.
Dewey number
323.44
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM271
LC item number
.O67
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Vrijheid
  • Liberté
Label
Dimensions of freedom : an analysis
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
592552992
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592552992
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Dimensions of freedom : an analysis
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
592552992
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592552992
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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