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Bro,What is freedom? Or to be more specific, what do the philosophers have to say about freedom?Holy shit, Swits, (D'ya mind if I call you Swits?) have they ever weighed in on the subject. And the consensus is... well, I mean, there isn't one, which is exactly what you'd expect from philosophy.
Politicians love to rant about freedom ad nauseum, but have the great thinkers ever weighed in on the subject?
But there are two broad ideas of freedom (or liberty), two camps into which most philosophers fall. Those camps are negative freedom and positive freedom. It's not that philosophers disagree over which one is real so much as they disagree over which one is more important.