Freedom and Determinism

  • Catherine Berry


I wisst to discuss the following statement by Maine de Biran, which I think represents quite fairly his position on freedom:

Liberty or the idea of liberty, taken at its real source is nothing other than the feeling of our activity or power to act, to create the effort which constitutes the self.1


Voluntary Action Free Action Limit Concept Real Source Psychological Reality 
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© The Royal Institute of Philosophy 1972

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