Freedom: Psychological, ethical, and political

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Freedom is sometimes cast as the psychological ideal that distinguishes human beings from other animals; sometimes as the ethical ideal that distinguishes some human beings from others; and sometimes as the political ideal that distinguishes some human societies from others. This paper is an attempt to put the three ideals in a common frame, revealing their mutual connections and differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-389
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 4 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science


  • ethics
  • freedom
  • non-domination
  • non-interference
  • politics
  • psychology


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