Overall Freedom and Constraint

  title={Overall Freedom and Constraint},
  author={Ian Hunt},
  pages={131 - 147}
  • Ian Hunt
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Inquiry
Ian Carter argues against what he calls the ?specific freedom thesis?, which claims that in asking whether our society or any individual is free, all we need or can intelligibly concern ourselves with is their freedom to do this or that specific thing. Carter claims that issues of overall freedom are politically and morally important and that, in valuing freedom as such, liberals should be committed to a measure of freedom overall. This paper argues against Carter?s further claim that rejection… 
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