Freedom and Limits

2015.02.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Lachs, Freedom and Limits, Patrick Shade (ed.), Fordham University Press, 2014, 499pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.02.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Lachs, Freedom and Limits, Patrick Shade (ed.), Fordham University Press, 2014, 499pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780823256754. Reviewed by Tom Rockmore, Peking University John Lachs began to publish in 1959. Since that time he has brought out a large number of papers and books. These essays, collected and prefaced by Patrick Shade, span more than 50 years. They appear in a series on American philosophy, appropriately enough since Lachs is in some ways a quintessentially American thinker, though in other ways someone who proverbially marches to a different drummer. The papers are loosely organized into five parts (Mind and Reality, Self and Society, Pluralism and Choice-Inclusive Facts, Meaningful Living, Human Advance and Finite Obligation), ranging widely over a vast series of themes. The different essays are held together by Lachs' understanding of philosophy as well as the themes in which he is. . .

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