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Published: 04 March 2021

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198847885

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Practical Necessity, Freedom, and History

From Hobbes to Marx

David James

  • Demonstrates the need to understand the question of freedom with recourse to the concept of practical necessity
  • Contrasts Hobbes with tradition that can be thought to begin with Rousseau and lead to Marx
  • Explains connections between various types of necessity: practical, conceptual, normative, historical

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