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Employing his broad conception of self-consciousness and his distinction between physical and moral freedom, he argues that the data of self-consciousness cannot establish moral freedom. At best, self-consciousness can reveal physical freedom, such as, after work I could go to the library, go home, go to the coffee house, or decide to flee my miserable life and roam the great wide world. I could do any of these if I wanted, and unless I am physically hindered, I am free to do so, provided I want to do so.

—David E. Cartwright (Schopenhauer. A Biography, p. 478)


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