|Splitting personality into two|
|“[T]he ‘positive’ conception of freedom as self-mastery, with its suggestion of a man divided against himself, has in fact, and as a matter of history, of doctrine and of practice, lent itself more easily to this splitting of personality into two: the transcendent, dominant controller, and the empirical bundle of desires and passions to be disciplined and brought to heel. ... This demonstrates (if demonstration of so obvious a truth is needed) that conceptions of freedom directly derive from views of what constitutes a self, a person, a man. Enough manipulation of the definition of man, and freedom can be made to mean whatever the manipulator wishes.”
— Isaiah Berlin,
- Mark R. Levin. Rediscovering Americanism and the tyranny of progressivism. Treshold Edition, 152–3. ISBN 978-1-4767-7308-7.
- Great Ideas in Personality