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  • Individual Freedom And Safety
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    More Freedom or Safety - What Would You Choose Where does one draw the line between individual freedom and the safety of the community Recent tragedies in high schools around the country show a great increase in teen violence. The worst part it that these acts of violence arent just fights and shootings; they are planned mass murders in our high schools. No more poignant example brings into focus the question of individual freedom and safety for the school community. Does individual freedom mean...
  • Freedom As Prometheus
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    Prometheus says that "to be free, a man must be free of his brothers". By reference to the story, explain what Prometheus means by freedom and why he values it. In what significant ways is freedom non-existent in the society from which he escapes - and what are the consequences of that lack of freedom? In Ayn Rand's Anthem, Prometheus says that "to be free, a man must be free of his brothers". Freedom is a concept totally forbidden in the society in Anthem. Prometheus is given consequences for a...
  • Our Rationality And Morality To Civil Society
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    The Social Contract- Rousseau's principal aim in writing The Social Contract is to determine how freedom may be possible in civil society, and we might do well to pause briefly and understand what he means by 'freedom. ' In the state of nature we enjoy the physical freedom of having no restraints on our behavior. By entering into the social contract, we place restraints on our behavior, which make it possible to live in a community. By giving up our physical freedom, however, we gain the civil f...
  • Individual Freedoms
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    THE INDIVIDUAL vs. THE GROUP The United States of America is considered a free country. It was founded on religious freedom, and the freedom of the individual that humanity deserves. We may be considered a free country but in reality we are many times not so free. We seem, in many ways, to have lost the individual freedoms that we were promised as a nation, or were we missing them from the start Since the country was founded it has lacked the individual freedom on which it was built. Most laws t...
  • Ideas Of Equality And Individual Freedom
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    The Conflict between Freedom and Equality Tocqueville noted the profound contrast between individual freedom and political freedom in his critique of American democracy. He observed that the people had a great passion for freedom and liberty, they were filled with beliefs rooted in idealism and founded by illusion. Americans also believed in a system based on equality. However, this equality, in theory, meant that extraordinary individuals were leveled down, while lesser people were brought up t...
  • Equally Important Aspect Of Freedom Of Expression
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    Constitutional Democracy The basic premise of a constitutional democracy is that government has rules and all of the people have voices. Through free and fair elections we elect candidates to represent us. The Constitution of the United States guarantees us the right to do this, and to live democratically. The framers attacked tyrannical government and advanced the following ideas: that government comes from below, not from above, and that it derives its powers from the consent of the governed; ...
  • Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms
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    Canadian Charter of Rights Introduction: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one of the most important ingredients of the Canadian Constitution. By having the Charter entrenched in the Constitution there is an added sense of security, because every level of government must act within its constraints. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has dynamically transformed the face of Canada by ensuring that no-one persons rights are infringed without justification. Fundamental Freedoms: The Cha...
  • Known As The Free Exercise Clause
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    Evolution of Individual Rights Prior to the Constitutional Convention Religious freedom is one main reason for the founding of our country. The concept of ideological and religious freedom remains as strong today as it was at the time of the founding of the United States. The founding fathers left their homelands for a country, which promised freedoms well beyond those, available to the masses during the times of early U.S. immigration. Representatives at the Constitutional Convention in Philade...
  • Self Regarding And Other Regarding Freedoms
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    Name and Contrast the Freedoms in Liberalism Liberal ideas arose from the breakdown of the feudal system that was commonplace in Europe, which saw the growth of the capitalist society currently in place. Liberalism was the aspiration of the rising middle classes, which had conflicting interests with the power of absolute monarchs and landed aristocracy. With this capitalist society, a serf now had the 'freedom' to think for themselves; to decide who to work for or where to live, what to buy and ...
  • Loss Of Individuality In Huxley's Utopia
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    Words = 937 Huxley's so called Utopia drastically suppresses the individual in society. The people in this Utopia are completely lacking in crucial emotions which the imperfect individual possesses. They have no feelings of love, care and sympathy because blind happiness is a necessity for stability. Being devoid of these characteristics the people in this utopia are virtual robots. The people in this society lead a life strictly controlled by the government for the purpose of maintaining a stab...
  • Right Of Every Individual To His Life
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    By definition, Capitalism is an economic system controlled chiefly by individuals and private companies instead of by the government. In this system, individuals and companies own and direct most of the resources used to produce goods and services, including land and other natural resources labor, and "capital". Capital" includes factories and equipment and sometimes the money used in businesses (Friedman, 5). Capitalism stresses private economic decisions. People are free to decide how they wil...
  • People's Individual Rights And Freedoms
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    Freedom and Rights How would you feel if your individual rights and freedoms were stripped from you during a national crisis? In many countries, the people's individual rights and freedoms are supposed to be protected by the government. But, in some cases, those individual rights and freedoms were taken away from the people during a national crisis. Some examples of these actions are Hitler overtaking complete control over Germany and outlying country's, the Japanese internment during WWII, and ...
  • Political Philosophy Hegel
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    The Philosophies of Georg Hegel and Herbert Spencer The Philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Hegel (1770-1801) Metaphysics Georg Wilhelm Hegel aspired to find a philosophy that would embody all human experiences with the integration of not only science, but also religion, history, art, politics and beyond. Hegel's metaphysical theory of absolute idealism claimed that reality was the absolute truth of all logic, spirit, and rational ideas encompassing all human experience and knowledge. He believed that i...
  • Individuals In Many Other Nations
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    Every time I have returned from Honduras I have gone into severe culture shock. It takes me many months to adjust to my native country. This may sound strange to many and others must surely think me insane for saying this thing. They probably wonder how one can experience culture shock in their homeland. To understand it one would have to open their eyes to some basic truths. Most do not want to admit to these truths. They exhibit all of the classic signs of those who have been indoctrinated int...
  • Lost Some Individual Freedom
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Perhaps one of the single most important Enlightenment writers was the philosopher-novelist-composer-music theorist-language theorist Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), not merely for his ideas (which generally recycled older Enlightenment idea) but for his passionate rhetoric which inflamed a generation. The central problem he stared down most of his life he sums up in the first sentence of his most famous work, The Social Contract: "Man is born free but everyw...
  • Freedoms Of Individuals And Communities
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    Mao vs. Deng China's transition from the leadership under the iron fist of Mao Zedong to the more liberal Deng Xiao Ping gave the People's Republic a gradual increase in economic freedom while maintaining political stability. During Mao's regime, the country focused on bolstering and serving the community, while subsequently encumbering individual growth and prosperity. Deng advocated a more capitalist economic ideology, which established China as an economic force in the global community while ...
  • Views Of People In The Present Age
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    Critique on Inherit the Wind and Leap of Faith (The Impact on Society) The world is filled with all sorts of people, with different ideas and views of living life. Different people have different methods of influencing other people, either indirectly or directly. People in today's present age have different perceptions of society than in the past. Perhaps, events from the past have altered the views of people in the present age. I believe that stories like Inherit the Wind and Leap of Faith have...
  • Fromm's Book Escape From Freedom
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    Escape from Freedom- An Academic Review Over the course of history, man's desire for complete freedom has been overcome by the responsibilities and dangers involved with liberty. Freedom can represent different things to people, this can entail civil, political and ethic liberty's. The more freedom we poses, the bigger the burden and the more we are responsible for. This causes some of us to desire less freedom in favour of support for those who will decide for us, freedom then becomes a negativ...
  • Right Of Privacy Permits Citizens
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    According to William Bier (Ed. ), Privacy, 1980, X. "Central to the right of human rights is the right to privacy" Because I agree with William Bier, I stand in firm negation that in the U.S. Judicial system, truth seeking ought not to take precedence over privileged communication. The value I will be upholding is privacy. This value should take significance in today's debate because according to Louis Brand is (Supreme Court Justice), In Philosophical Dimensions of Privacy, 1984, p. 186. "The m...
  • Freedom Of Individuals
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    Anarchy is the theory of life and conduct under which social interactions exist without government interference or assistance. It is not chaos, nor terrorism, and has no connection to senseless violence; anarchy is simply existing without being governed. Harmony in such a society would be obtained not by submission to laws, or by obedience to any form of authority, but by freely entered agreements between individuals. The United States has strong ties to anarchy, a rather paradoxical situation. ...

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