A Measure of Freedom by Ian Carter

By Ian Carter

This booklet offers the 1st systematic account of the character and value of our decisions approximately levels of freedom. writer Ian Carter analyzes the normative assumptions at the back of the declare that people are entitled to a degree of freedom. He argues for a belief of freedom that not just displays quite often held intuitions approximately who's freer than who yet is usually appropriate with a liberal or freedom-based conception of justice.

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144, 180. 63 BL Add Mss 4282 fo. 208. 64 BL Add Mss 4282 fos. 186, 192. 65 BL Add Mss 4282 fo. 224. 66 BL Add Mss 4282 fo. 232. 67 BL Add Mss 4282 fos. 228, 190. 68 BL Add Mss 4282 fo. 180. 69 See A. Grafton and L. Jardine ‘“Studied for action”: How Gabriel Harvey read his Livy’ Past and Present 129 (1990) pp. 30–78. 70 See below, chapter 9. 44 MUP/Champion_02_Ch1 44 27/2/03, 10:15 am Communities of readers 2 . Publishing reason: John Toland and print and scribal communities T OLAND did more than simply read and write books: he was a key agent in disseminating ideas around the elite salons of early eighteenth-century Europe.

Biblical and patristic studies were a constituent part: amongst many significant titles were those, for example, by his own tutor at the University of Leiden, Frederic Spanheim, a number of volumes by the controversial Arminian theologian Jean Leclerc, the collected works of the Lutheran Biblical critic Johann Albertus Fabricius, philological studies by the orientalist Von Hardt of Helmstadt, as well as key grammatical volumes by the younger and older Buxtorfs. He owned copies of the Bible in Greek, Latin, English and Irish.

Toland’s intimacy with the library can be seen in Collins’s possession of a number of his manuscripts. Like others in Toland’s circle, Collins accumulated these books by the intellectual recommendation found in the full range of literary journals such as the Acta Eruditorum (1682–1719), the Journal des Sçavans, the Journal Litéraire, and various Bibliotheques of French and German literature, which he owned. For comparison (and perhaps purchase) he also owned twenty-one catalogues of private and institutional libraries, including those of his friends Furly and Hohendorf as well as those for the universities of Oxford 30 MUP/Champion_02_Ch1 30 27/2/03, 10:15 am Libraries, friends and conversation and Leiden and the Vatican.

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