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Critique of FreedomThe Central Problem of Modernity$
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Otfried Höffe

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226465906

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226466064.001.0001

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Knowledge and Freedom

Knowledge and Freedom

Chapter:
(p.145) 9 Knowledge and Freedom
Source:
Critique of Freedom
Author(s):

Otfried Höffe

, Nils F. Schott
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226466064.003.0009

This chapter explores the connection between knowledge and freedom and the role of knowledge in the context of enlightened liberalism and a free society. The author draws a distinction between knowledge that promotes freedom and knowledge that threatens freedom. One major example is scientific research.

Keywords:   knowledge, freedom, enlightened liberalism, free society, scientific research

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