Chapter

Using Freedom Well

Neil MacCormick

in Practical Reason in Law and Morality

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780198268772
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191713071 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.003.0010

Series: Law, State, and Practical Reason

 Using Freedom Well

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This chapter focuses on good uses of freedom. Naturally, we should all try to act for the best so far as we are free to do so — that is the principle of freedom. If we are free, what to do lies within our own choice, yet we want some clarity about what is good, and about what personal qualities (‘virtues’) we should cultivate in order to pursue well whatever is good.

Keywords: action; freedom; choice; good

Chapter.  7817 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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