A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgment and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith


"Samuel Fleischacker's aim is to defend a liberal political philosophy by linking up both Aristotle and Kant with themes in Adam Smith. His commentaries on these sources are extremely sophisticated and illuminating contributions to the existing literatures. What Fleischacker has to offer, however, is not merely commentary, but also insights of his own that are rigorous, thoughtful, elegantly articulated, and well-grounded in the best of contemporary philosophy."--Ronald Beiner, University of Toronto

"An impressive and interesting work. Its main strengths are the subtle and original interpretations of the theory and practice of judgment in the work of Kant and Adam Smith--not to mention the surprising, but very interesting and plausible way in which the author integrates their ideas."--Bernard Yack, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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