Chapter 6. Psychological Freedom, the Last Frontier: 1963

  1. David Schmidtz and
  2. Jason Brennan

Published Online: 4 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318289.ch6

A Brief History of Liberty

A Brief History of Liberty

How to Cite

Schmidtz, D. and Brennan, J. (2010) Psychological Freedom, the Last Frontier: 1963, in A Brief History of Liberty, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318289.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170802

Online ISBN: 9781444318289

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Keywords:

  • psychological freedom, the Last Frontier, 1963;
  • humanity's halting progress - removing external impediments to positive freedom;
  • treating paradigm of events as transfer of momentum;
  • Alvin Goldman, revolutionizing epistemology;
  • puzzle of self-control;
  • shackled by social pressure and self-deception;
  • Kahneman and Tversky, on anchoring and adjustment;
  • hedonic treadmill;
  • solving problems of social pressure;
  • shackled by dearth of shackles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Metaphysics to Psychology

  • Shackled by Social Pressure

  • Shackled by Self-Deception

  • Shackled by Discontent

  • Solutions

  • Shackled by the Dearth of Shackles

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments