Freedom for whom? Liberalism as ideology

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The paper discusses two accounts of freedom, one by John Rawls and the other by Isaiah Berlin. Rawls insists that liberty is central to justice when, at the very least, it's irrelevant, and at worst it's implicated in injustice; while Isaiah Berlin calls tyranny 'positive freedom' and then argues against it on the grounds that it's tyrannical. Both theorists are writing in the liberal tradition, which gives the appearance of redressing the effects of domination while actually leaving the status quo intact.
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Thompson, Denise
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2003
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