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Such a view of freedom cannot fit into MacCallum’s descriptive triadic formula. III. 2. The scope of freedom as a triadic concept Does MacCallum succeed in showing that there is only one, clearly specifiable, concept of freedom such that all uses of the Gerald MacCallum 47 concept which do not satisfy the conditions set out in his triadic formula must be disqualified as confused uses? I suggested just now that Berlin disagrees with virtually every aspect of MacCallum’s triadic formula. He dissents from MacCallum’s characterization of positive freedom as represented by specific things ‘to do / become’; he rejects the notion of a triad of variables as involving a possibly illegitimate overspecification of the concept; and he denies that freedom is, at bottom, relational.
They would have rendered me physically unable to continue on my way. Typically, however, highwaymen do not need to resort to the use of physical force. Typically, their threat of the use of force is sufficient to make me do what they want me to do. It is the highwaymen’s threat of the use of force that makes me stop in my tracks of my own accord. What is distinctive about coercion in contrast to physical force is the fact that its use is designed to have the effect of getting a person to change their intentions.
35 The problem of the contented slave raises the question of whether a person who does what they desire to do can be said to be free. As we saw, for Berlin negative freedom consists in other persons’ non-interference with what a person intends or wills to do. However, Berlin does not usually talk about freedom in this way. He usually speaks in more colloquial terms of a person’s doing what they want or desire to do. This implies that, in ‘Two Concepts’, Berlin regards ‘wanting’ or ‘desiring’ as semantically interchangeable with ‘willing’: doing what one wants to do is assumed by Berlin to mean more or less the same as doing as one wills to do.