chapter  6
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Paradoxes of Freedom

The metaphysical conception of freedom is not worthy of the name. To be sure, we require a metaphysical account of what it is to be an agent-an entity that can bend the world to its will; but not all agents are free. We thus require a separate account of freedom-agency and freedom don’t amount to the same thing. There is only one conception of freedom, and it is logical. Freedom is measured by the (logical) distance between one’s aspirations and the expectations inflicted on one by Others. On the subject side, aspiration is enacted through performance of existential syllogisms. These have been my contentions so far.