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Freedom: Freedom is the ability to live one's life without constraints, according to one's own values and beliefs. See also Liberty, Community, State, Governance, Society, Individuals, Democracy.
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Liberalism on Freedom - Dictionary of Arguments

Gaus I 104
Freedom/Liberalism/Gaus: Theories of personal autonomy, in insisting both that traditional liberal freedoms are necessary for personal autonomy, and that achieving autonomy is itself a type of freedom, thus have a strong claim to be advancing distinctively liberal moralities. Contrast this to Ronald Dworkin’s famous claim that liberalism rests on a basic commitment to equality, not liberty (1978(1): 115; see also 2000(2): Part I).
, >Utilitarian Liberalism/Gaus.

1. Dworkin, Ronald (1978) ‘Liberalism’. In Public and Private Morality, ed. Stuart Hampshire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 115–43.
2. Dworkin, Ronald (2000) Sovereign Equality: The Theory and Practice of Equality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gaus, Gerald F. Handbook of Political Theory (S.112). SAGE Publications. Kindle-Version.
Gaus, Gerald F. 2004. „The Diversity of Comprehensive Liberalisms.“ In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004

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