Scope and Contents
Material for book on the concept of individual freedom from Rousseau to the present. Questions the ideal of freeing natural man from the corruption of his institutions - see below various prospectuses for work. Most of the work was done in a series of articles from 1954-1960, though AVF did occasionally return to this theme in articles thereafter. The book was never finished, though the majority of the work was done for it. It had various titles -- “Delight and Discipline” or “Centaur and Society” (1958); later “Centaur and Society: The Great Regression,” “Noble Savage and Ignoble Society” and “Freedom Unlimited” (ca. 1960).
Ser. 4. CENTAUR AND SOCIETY contains the authors' bound volume of previously published articles which would form the basis for this book, as well as the research folders which went with these articles; it is quite certain that the author(s) continued to use these folders after the publication.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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