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Gerald MacCallum's interpretation that: "x is/is not free from y to do/not to do or become/not become z". This allows you to make complete "Subject verb object." sentences out of vaguer philosophical claims. That helps eliminate concealed assumptions.

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Negative and Positive Freedom [More...]
Gerald MacCallum's groundbreaking explication of Freedom as a Triadic Relation. "Freedom is thus always of something (an agent or agents), from something, to do, not do, become, or not become something; it is a triadic relationship." p. 314. Originally in The Philosophical Review, reprinted in The Liberty Reader pp. 100-129. "This paper challenges the view that we may usefully distinguish between two kinds or concepts of political and social freedom - negative and positive.. the distinction between them has never been made sufficiently clear, is based in part upon a serious confusion..."
One Concept of Liberty: Freedom as a Triadic Relation [More...]
Gerald MacCallum's interpretation that: ""x is/is not free from y to do/not to do or become/not become z". Sections 4 and 5 of Positive and Negative Liberty (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).
Positive and Negative Liberty (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) [More...]
A fairly clear comparison of many interpretations of positive and negative freedom, along with the description of several alternatives, including Freedom as a Triadic Relation.
The Liberty Reader (book) (1 link)
Contains MacCallum's very important "Negative and Positive Freedom", which renders moot much of the rest.

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