Irish Times Unthinkable: Prof Maeve Cooke (UCD) on what it means to be free

Prof Maeve Cooke discusses concepts of freedom, including that espoused by Philip Pettit: freedom as non-domination. The discussion is also available online at the Irish Times

For a longer discussion of freedom, see this discussion from ABC where Philip Pettit talks to Joe Gelonesi about freedom. He argues that freedom from government interference is not enough and that ancient ideas could hold clues to a freer future.

You’ve got a big choice: do you think it should be everyone for themselves, a laissez faire, rip it up society? If this is what freedom means for you then you’re looking a free-for-all, with huge inequalities and lots of dependencies, a chaotic place.

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