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Differences between Berlin and Taylor

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Political Science
Course
POLI 232
Professor
Catherine Lu
Semester
Winter

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Conference Notes #6 Tiger Zheng Two Concepts of Liberty  Isaiah Berlin postulates that there are two distinct types of liberty o Negative liberty  This liberty exists if one may act without physical barriers or constraints.  For instance, if I am trapped in a room, with nothing impeding my movement, and there is a door out of reach, to some, I may still have negative liberty in that I may still act. o Positive liberty  Typically associated with groups of individuals  Conceptualized with self-mastery, and that one may take part in the selection of the governing body.  Berlin also speaks to the corruption of positive liberty – governments can use rhetoric to le
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