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Single Idea 20998

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / e. Freedom of lifestyle]

Full Idea

There is no embarrassment in accommodating several distinct features within the idea of freedom, focusing respectively on capability, lack of dependence and lack of interference.

Gist of Idea

Freedom can involve capabilities, independence and non-interference


Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice [2009], 14 'Capability')

A Reaction

This relates to Berlin's distinction between negative and positive rights.

Book Reference

Sen, Amartya: 'The Idea of Justice' [Penguin 2010], p.309