Are Isaiah Berlin's positive and negative freedoms trivially exhaustive? Wikiepdia says he argued for:

the need for us to distinguish and trade off analytically between, rather than conflate, them, if we are to avoid disguising underlying value-conflicts. The two concepts are 'negative freedom', or freedom from interference, which Berlin derived from the British tradition, and 'positive freedom', or freedom as self-mastery, which asks not what we are free from, but what we are free to do.

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    Can you add a brief explanation of the difference to your post? That would make the thread easier to follow. – Alexander S King Feb 8 '17 at 18:39
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    It is easily argued that any genuine freedom is, in effect, a negative freedom. If I am to do something, at some point you must be restrained from preventing me from doing it, or I do not have the freedom. That makes positive freedoms a subset of negative freedoms. So then just that one category is trivially exhaustive. – user9166 Feb 8 '17 at 20:31

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