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Debates on the centrality of work

"Labor and Republican Liberty"

by Gourevitch, Alex (2011)


In the contemporary debate about republican liberty, discussion of the economy has come largely as an afterthought. About the question of work and labor we have heard very little. 1 Only recently have we seen anything like a systematic attempt to explore the implications of the republican ideal for economic life, 2 and even then the organization of work is essentially ignored. For instance, in a recent essay,“Freedom in the Market,” Philip Pettit looks at “three features of the market (property, exchange, and regulation) and at the ways in which they …


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