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In ‘The Concepts of Liberty’ Philosopher Isaiah Berlin defines positive freedom one as the ability to do what you want to do by not surrendering to a form of the lower self and negative freedom as the opportunity to act, not the act itself. Following Berlin’s narrative, when freedom is an in-depthly recorded and documented performance, how free is the act in itself? Capitalism tends to facilitate the illusion of freedom where apparent opportunities mask the scarcity of real choice or act — stuck in the crevice of freedom to and freedom from as Margaret Atwood explores in Handmaid Tales, what forms of emancipation will arise?

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