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Sen has suggested that freedom is the key to positive, progressive human development (1999). Freedom allows us to establish social contexts that increase our own and others capabilities, and freedom allows us to recognize those capabilities. But Sen does not see freedom as dependent on pre-ordained, categorical liberties as suggested by liberal theorists such as Rawls (1971).