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  • Morality From Freedom
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    Freedom and Reason in Kant Alice Fur nari 24 /2/97 Morality, Kant says, cannot be regarded as a set of rules which prescribe the means necessary to the achievement of a given end; its rules must be obeyed without consideration of the consequences that will follow from doing so or not. A principle that presupposes a desired object as the determinant of the will cannot give rise to a moral law; that is, the morality of an act of will cannot be determined by the matter or content of the will for wh...
  • Your Own Decisions In Life
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    The Giver Some say when you have the freedom to chose you really have no freedom at all. Many countries don t give their citizens the right to make their own decisions. In the book The Giver Jonas and his society are denied the freedom to choose which can be both good and bad. There are many disadvantages to not being able to make your own decisions in life. When Jonas heard that Gabriel is going to be released he is shocked. If he would have had the freedom to choose he would have been able to ...
  • Human Freedom And Moral Responsibility And Augustine
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    #2 Explain how Augustine's conception of freedom relates to compatibilism and to freedom in the sense of autonomy. According to Augustine, "Human beings are endowed with a power that he calls the will". He emphasizes the will to being the center of freedom. Unlike other philosophers, who are determinists, Augustine, who has a libertarian view, sees our will as free choice. So for whatever we may choose to do, we become solely responsible for our actions which are caused by external factors inste...
  • Patriotism
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    What Patriotism Means to MeIn the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States we are seeing many forms of Patriotism. I was surprised to find when I researched this word that it had a negative feeling associated with it. I believe that patriotism is actively showing your support for your country, standing up for what you believe in, and fighting for our individual free will and independence. I am proud of my country and I am not ashamed to fly the American Flag. Ma...
  • Transeunt Causations To The Immanent Cause
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    There is much debate over the issue of whether we have complete freedom of the will or if our will caused by something other than our own choosing. There are three positions adopted by philosophers regarding this dispute: determinism, libertarianism, and. Determinists believe that freedom of the will does not exist. Since actions are events that have some predetermined cause, no actions can be chosen and thus there is no will to choose. The argues that you can have both freedom of the will and d...
  • Freedom Ring From Stone Mountain Of Georgia
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    'I have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr [Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963] Source: Martin Luther King, Jr: The Peaceful Warrior, Pocket Books, NY 1968 Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow west and signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the...
  • Capitalism Economy The Role Of Government
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    Capitalism and Communism are two entirely diverse economic systems. Capitalism is an economic system characterized by freedom of the market. Capitalism has many pros to go along with its economy. The government will change gradually, but is able to adjust to it with ease. Communism can be defined as an economic and political system in which facts of production are collectively owned and directed by the state. As you will easily see capitalism and communism are viewed as two opposing political an...
  • One Day Live In A Nation
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    M.L. KING'S 'I HAVE A DREAM's PEACH - Aug. 28, 1963 I am happy to join with you today in what will godown in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon of hope to millions of slaves, who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of thei...
  • Text Free Will And Determinism
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    In my paper I will present the argument that without a strong concept of Free Will it makes no sense to say that persons are responsible for their actions. Determinism states that the freedom, which is a condition of moral responsibility, is not compatible with the truth of universal determinism (everything is caused). Universal determinism is true; we do not have the freedom which is a condition of moral responsibility. Free will does not exist. There are two different types of freedom. Let's c...
  • Russia And China's Political Policies
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    Gradualism is naturally the most feasible approach to any situation. Since the fall of the iron curtain, these two Communist power houses have chose to move towards democracy. China has chosen to take the natural, more gradual approach to democracy where as Russia has chosen the fast-paced, more dangerous approach. These two nations have chosen to change their economies from a collectivized command one to a market oriented one in order to increase the ezdard of living in their countries. As we h...
  • Means Necessary Like Malcolm X
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    The civil rights movement was a time when a people who where o pressed for many years, rose up against the odds and achieved their freedom. An admirable aspect of the civil rights movement was the unachievable victory that the african americans sought after and made. Through determination, persistence, and courage, the african americans won their independence. They stared down the lions throat and managed to escape with only a few scars and should be honorably admired for their integrity and wil...
  • Actual Freedom Alex Believes
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    Journal 1 A Clockwork Orange In the novel, A Clockwork Orange, I feel that Anthony Burgess has tried to show the importance of individual freedom over doing the right thing. However he has taken an extreme example of violence and perverse acts to accent this belief. It is my opinion that Burgess has somehow been blinded to the facts of nature in his quest to ensure personal freedom. The lines of just cause and moral principle have been eliminated. Personal freedom can be described as acting upon...
  • Country Fight For Their Freedom
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    To many people this Civil war meant many things. To one it may mean we are fighting for a good cause, the cause of freedom for all people of every race and ethnic back ground. To some it may mean we are fighting to keep things in order, the way we intend for them to be. But to me it was a War that meant we are fighting for a great cause freedom. Something that everyone should have and will have for the rest of our human existence. "The Picture of the Civil War was... a discussion about something...
  • Basic Freedoms Of Life
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    Is freedom really free? America was built on freedom. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within the law. America's law was designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. So is this freedom really free? Sure, but there is a price to go along with it. The pact the Founding Fathers made with the citizens to guarantee their freedom forever was the Constitution, whose first ten Amendments are called The Bill of Rights. The Bill of...
  • Optimistic About Human Progress And Enlightenment
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    Many dangers can arise from being so optimistic about human progress and enlightenment. One danger that may arise is that of disappointment. When the realization sets in that humans will never establish as ability to overcome such things as death and disease (Condercet's belief), people may very well begin to wonder what they are living for. When the fact that a true Enlightenment will never be reached the human race may very well become depressed. Depression, in turn, will lead to further probl...
  • God's Infallible Foreknowledge And Free Human Choices
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    Augustine and Freedom: Some Tentative Philosophical Reflections Evil-doing is neglect of eternal things and love of temporal things to the extent of becoming subject to them. This is done by the free choice of the will... Free will makes sin possible but it was given that man might live righteously. 1 This is a brief summary of what Augustine believed regarding (1) the origin of sin and (2) the purpose for which humanity was endowed with free choice of the will. Though insightful as it may seem,...
  • No More Miss America
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    TOPIC: There were many things people of democratic country did to protest for their rights and desire freedom. However, the points that they made for their freedom were agreeable and disagreeable. Yippies and "No More Miss America" were the best examples of that in the history of the United States of America. + Some of the points of "No More Miss America" were so extreme and negative, but others were agreeable and acceptable. It had the wrong idea but the right tactics because it was backed-up b...
  • System Of Anarchy
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    Anarchy-the overthrow or abolition of a government or ruling power, to be replaced by the peoples or nations previously subject under this power. "Anarchy is not chaos - but order without control"I love my country; I hate my government."There's no government like no government!" 'Leave the people to their own devices, and they will blossom". Anarchy, or the potential for anarchy, was essentially created during the era of the French Enlightenment, a time when radical French writers and philosophe...
  • America's Concepts Of Freedom And Equality
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    Inferring freedom and equality, most people and processes depend on each other to survive in the natural world. First of all, freedom and equality presuppose each other in some instances, but sometimes they are interdependent. For example, if one looks at the lower class, people within that class are equal among others in that class. Also, they have freedom inside the boundaries of their status quo. As the view broadens to the whole society, that certain class loses some of its freedom and equal...
  • Communal Choices
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    Ability to make choices or in the other words freedom of will is a very controversial matter in all the societies and in human life. Living in the communities that do not promote democracy and freedom of human will can easily contradict the fact that choice is an obvious privilege that the people have in all communities. For example in countries like Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan we can obviously see that 'will' is of little importance in governing the country. There are some rules set by a minori...

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