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Unformatted text preview: - Negative Liberty = Non-interference by others- Positive Liberty = Freedom to realize & fulfill one’s truest desires- Worries about defining freedom as “positive” liberty b/c the State could manipulate the minds of citizens into thinking that doing certain things aren’t actually in their best interest and that the State knows their truest desires Charles Taylor:- Negative Liberty = Non-interference by others- Positive Liberty = Collective control over the common life (collective autonomy)- The problem with “negative” liberty is that irrational thoughts/behaviors could act as an agent to prevent an individual from reaching their “higher” desires/goals Philip Pettit:- Defines freedom as Republicanism which favors liberty, rule of law, popular sovereignty and the civic virtue- Also defines freedom as non-domination (lack of supremacy or rank over another individual)- No arbitrary interference with individual rightse...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POL SCI 106 taught by Professor Hayward during the Spring '08 term at Washington University in St. Louis.
- Spring '08