Freedom and Self-Creation: Anselmian Libertarianism

2016.05.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Katherin A. Rogers, Freedom and Self-Creation: Anselmian Libertarianism, Oxford University Press, 2015, 248pp., $74.00 (hbk),
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2016.05.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Katherin A. Rogers, Freedom and Self-Creation: Anselmian Libertarianism, Oxford University Press, 2015, 248pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198743972. Reviewed by Tomas Ekenberg, Uppsala University The kind of project that Katherin A. Rogers embarks on in her book has the potential to be invaluable. For those of us who believe neither in simple philosophical progress (be it through progressive accumulation of solutions or through successive paradigm shifts) nor in the presence of unchanging perennial problems, this is a type of work that presents unique opportunities to challenge contemporary philosophical prejudices and recover important insights that we have lost over the course of the centuries. It is also very difficult work, since it requires both a sensitivity to historical context and a keen sense of what is important here and now. The risk of distorting the philosophies of old is always there, as is the. . .

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