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Freedom, Power and Political Morality

Essays for Felix Oppenheim

  • Ian Carter
  • Mario Ricciardi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Normative Analysis and Political Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Di Lucia
      Pages 3-19
    3. Hillel Steiner
      Pages 57-68
    4. Amedeo G. Conte
      Pages 69-78
  3. Political Morality and International Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Jean Bethke Elshtain
      Pages 121-133
    3. Thomas Pogge
      Pages 153-170
    4. George Kateb
      Pages 188-204
  4. Coda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Norberto Bobbio
      Pages 207-217
    3. Felix E. Oppenheim
      Pages 218-233
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 234-244

About this book


This collection of new essays on political and legal theory concentrates on themes dealt with in the work of Felix Oppenheim, including fundamental political and legal concepts and their implications for the scope of morality in politics and international relations. Among the issues addressed are the relationship between empirical and normative definitions of 'freedom', 'power' and 'interests', whether governments are free to act against the national interest, and whether they can ever be morally obliged to do so.


government human rights international relations intervention liberty morality politics Thomas Hobbes work

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Carter
    • 1
  • Mario Ricciardi
    • 2
  1. 1.Research FellowUniversity of PaviaItaly
  2. 2.Research FellowUniversity of MilanItaly

About the editors

TERENCE BALL Professor of Political Science, Arizona State University HUGO ADAM BEDAU Austin Fletcher Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Tufts University NORBERTO BOBBIO Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy LUIGI BONANATE Professor of International Relations, University of Turin, Italy AMEDEO G. CONTE Professor of Philosophy of Law, University of Pavia, Italy PAOLO DI LUCIA Professor of Philosophy of Law, University of Camerino, Italy JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago GEORGE KATEB Lecturer in Political Theory, Princeton University THOMAS POGGE Lecturer in Philosophy, Columbia University HILLEL STEINER Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Manchester MARK R. WEAVER Professor of Political Science, College of Wooster

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