Part of a series aimed at introducing readers to the intricacies of contemporary debates concerning fundamental political issues. Aiming to offer a comprehensive account of freedom, this work explores the issues of aggregation and distribution, justification, measurement and meaning.
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absence of impediments actions aggregation and distribution argues assertion autonomy availability of choices Berlin choices conception choose circumstances claim compatibilism concept of liberty conception of freedom concern and respect conclusion criticised criticism depends desires determined difficulty distinction distribution of freedom Dworkin effective power entails equal liberty principle example extent of freedom external preferences factor Feinberg Freedom House freedom in terms Gabors Hence human impediments conception implies important increased interpersonal freedom interpretation intrapersonal conceptions issues judgements justification of freedom justificatory arguments justify freedom libertarianism MacCallum's maximised meaning of freedom measure moral agents moral responsibility negative negative liberty neutralist one’s option particular person political positive positive freedom positive liberty presumption prevented private property quantitative question reduce freedom restrictions right to liberty second-order desire self-determination self-mastery conception sense social society someone Steiner unfree unfreedom utilitarian utility value-free variable sum view view of freedom wants conception writers zero sum view