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Roshna Ansari AFPRL 100/01 Introduction to Black Politics Prof. C WambuDavid Coates- Time to Choose- Negative Freedom and Postive FreedomFor decades and decades, freedom has been a controversial topic and a never-ending battle against the people and the government. Many people have fought for there freedom or liberty but didn't realize if what they were fighting for was positive or negative. In the reading, David Coates addresses a few major key issues that have been argued over the years and his views behind them. Negative liberty is when you are free from rules blocking your ability to act upon what you want, for example, "I am no one's slave". Whereas positive liberty is when one has the freedom to act as we wish, "I am my own master". Throughout the reading, Coates talks about various issues that our country believes is either negative or positive. Coates believes that our government allows our country to have the freedom and liberty to do anything but to a limit where it does not constraint others. He believes that the people of our country let executives
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  • Spring '14
  • Allen,James
  • Political Philosophy, Negative and positive rights, negative liberty, positive liberty, David Coates

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