Social Power and Negative Freedom

@inproceedings{Carter2017SocialPA,
  title={Social Power and Negative Freedom},
  author={Ian Carter},
  year={2017}
}
When agent A exercises power over agent B, what is the effect on B’s freedom? Is B less free as a result? Does A remove any specific freedoms of B? Most of us feel intuitively that there are many kinds of social power, and that while some of these may affect B’s freedom to a great extent, others may affect it less, and others still may leave B’s freedom completely intact. It would seem to be important for philosophers and social scientists to provide an explicit and coherent explication of this… CONTINUE READING

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