Jorge Polo Blanco
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador


In this work we will aim to explain the essential components of freedom understood as (material) non-domination, provided this is not a notion used by the republican tradition. Also, we will show this notion does not intend to be an antithetical, but rather a broader one and more substantial than the liberal notion of freedom, which may be defined as a simple lack of intervention. Grounded on a more limited dimension (as it is only negative), we will consider, controversially that freedom in the liberal sense could only account for events happening in a misery village, to take a paradigmatic example of social exclusion and poverty.

Keywords: liberal freedom, negative freedom, republican freedom, positive freedom, material freedom.