Capitalism, Socialism, and Freedom

Philippe Van Parijs

in Real Freedom for All

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198293576
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600074 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 Capitalism, Socialism, and Freedom

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Freedom is not to be contrasted with justice: a just society is a free society. But a free society is one that provides as much real—not just formal—freedom as possible to all, and not just to a few. There is no a priori reason why either pure capitalism or pure socialism should be optimal according to this conception.

Keywords: capitalism; free society; just society; justice; real freedom; socialism

Chapter.  12656 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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