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Introduction

This book is about something really important to people, something that people throughout history have both died and lived for, something that people languish without, even when they don’t know they lack it. It is about something for which heroic people have been willing to surrender life and limb-if only they could make a bargain with the devil-so that those who come after them, loved ones and strangers alike, might not have to live without it. This book is about freedom. In spite of being a work in academic philosophy submitted in service of the foundations of social science, it is not about an arcane or occult subject matter.