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Freedom

Philip Pettit

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195376692
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195376692.013.0004

Series: Oxford Handbooks

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The idea of freedom is relevant to political philosophy on three main fronts: in determining what it is for a choice to be free, what it is for a citizen to be free, and what it is for a state to be free. The issue of freedom in relation to choice divides in two, however, because one question concerns freedom in the exercise of choice and another freedom in the opportunity for choice. This article discusses freedom in the exercise of choice, freedom in the opportunity for choice, freedom and the citizen, and freedom and the state.

Keywords: choice; citizen; state; political philosophy

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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