Claus Dierksmeier: Qualitative Freedom – Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility

For those interested in the rich philosophy, history, and complexities of freedom, Dr. Claus Dierksmeier’s (a Professor of Globalization Ethics) latest book offers an interesting read.

“In the light of growing political and religious fundamentalism, this open access book defends the idea of freedom as paramount for the attempt to find common ethical ground in the age of globality. The book sets out to examine as yet unexhausted ways to boost the resilience of the principle of liberalism. Critically reviewing the last 200 years of the philosophy of freedom, it revises the principle of liberty in order to revive it. It discusses many different aspects that fall under its three main topics: the metaphysics of freedom, quantitative freedom and qualitative freedom.”

The e-book version is available for free download here: