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A Third Concept of Liberty

Professor Quentin Skinner FBA delivered the inaugural Isaiah Berlin Lecture at the Academy on 21 November 2001. The title of his lecture was ‘A Third Concept of Liberty’, referring to Isaiah Berlin’s famous essay propounding two concepts of liberty, positive and negative. In this edited extract he illustrates the long history of a third concept, that living in subjection to the will of others places limits on our liberty.

• Quentin Skinner

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in Review, July-December 2001.

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