What's wrong with negative liberty

@inproceedings{Taylor1985WhatsWW,
  title={What's wrong with negative liberty},
  author={Charles Taylor},
  year={1985}
}
This is an attempt to resolve one of the issues that separate ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ theories of freedom, as these have been distinguished in Isaiah Berlin's seminal essay, ‘Two concepts of liberty’. Although one can discuss almost endlessly the detailed formulation of the distinction, I believe it is undeniable that there are two such families of conceptions of political freedom abroad in our civilization. Thus there clearly are theories, widely canvassed in liberal society, which want to… Expand
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