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Practical Reason in Law and Morality$
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Neil MacCormick

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268772

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.001.0001

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Using Freedom Well

Using Freedom Well

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(p.155) 9 Using Freedom Well
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Practical Reason in Law and Morality
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Neil MacCormick

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.003.0010

This chapter focuses on good uses of freedom. Naturally, we should all try to act for the best so far as we are free to do so — that is the principle of freedom. If we are free, what to do lies within our own choice, yet we want some clarity about what is good, and about what personal qualities (‘virtues’) we should cultivate in order to pursue well whatever is good.

Keywords:   action, freedom, choice, good

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