The ideal of self-rule or self-mastery, according to philosopher Isaiah Berlin, who wrote on "Two Concepts of Liberty". This is the belief that any obstacles or restrictions we have are limits we impose upon ourselves. Jean Jacques Rousseau, a philosopher who influenced the likes of Karl Marx and Immanuel Kant, might say that this is the best way for freedom to exist. However, positive freedom can lead to tyranny if "giving up freedom for the good of the community" is taken to extremes.

See also: negative freedom for Berlin's other concept of liberty

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