Samples "Freedom"


A Question on Liberty

This paper explores the question of whether competition and equality play roles in the preservation of liberty, or if both are mutually exclusive. In attempting to do so, this work uses the works of James Fennimore Cooper and Kurt Vonnegut. While a knee-jerk response would make it seem as though...

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Free Will in Determinism and Self-Determination

The compatibility for free will is determined for the two juxtaposed psychological philosophies of Freudian psychoanalysis and self-determination theory. The background of psychoanalysis is analyzed in relation to its roots in determinism. Self-determination theory is introduced as a reaction to psychoanalysis centered on the inclusion of free will. The ability...

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Have Americans Lived Up To The Ideals Expressed In The Declaration Of Independence?

The American society has been in a constant struggle to live up to the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence since the founding of our original nation. The founding ideals of America are based on equality, liberty, opportunity, democracy, and rights (Bowe, 2007). The United States has since projected...

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Paradoxical Dependence Between Authority and Freedom in the Christian Religion

There are several possible objections to the idea that Christianity is a religion with a paradoxical, and inter-dependent idea of freedom and of authority. The first would be to state that there are moments in foundational Christian texts, such as Paul's epistles, which make it clear that it is necessary...

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Freedom And Responsibility

When a citizen has freedom, they also have a responsibility to ensure those freedoms for others. But what happens when their country allows them freedom, but restricts it for others? What is their responsibility to their fellow citizens? And how does fear play a role in their actions? World War...

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Gateway To Freedom Book Report

The Underground Railroad has become mythic in American culture. This was the vague means by which anti-slavery supporters assisted slaves desperate to be free, taking many forms. The reality of this complex system, understandably never defined in its time, has been largely unexplored. In Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of...

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Why Should Myanmar Have Similar Freedom of Speech Protections to United States

When it comes to the issue of free speech, Myanmar and United States chose to handle it differently. While United States has the freedom of speech engrained in their constitution, Myanmar does not provide such a legal right to its citizens, instead it restricts any speech which questions government actions....

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Constraints on Liberty and the Progression of Concepts

While the natural state of human beings, according to many philosophers of the Enlightenment and before, is freedom, humanities becomes constrained and chained by various social forces. These social forces can be seen as water, that being the liberty of the individual, constrained by a wall. This wall was composed...

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The Evolution Of Our Modern Conception Of Human Rights

In a review of one of H. Gene Blocker’s book, Dennis Dutton writes of how Blocker sees artefacts – both historical and contemporary - as revealing the “values, beliefs, and sentiments” of a particular society (Dutton, 1995, p. 321). This view is clearly reflected in Blocker’s discussion of how historical...

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Latin America: The Struggle For Independence And National Identity

Independence in the Latin America came about in the 19th century after three centuries of colonialism. The then European superpowers in France, Spain, Portugal and Britain had for years colonialized the South Americans. The Creoles` political, commercial and social freedom was in the hands of their European masters. However, according...

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Welfare, Freedom, and Virtue

One the things that struck me in the article “What’s the Right to Do?” by Michael Sandel is how wrong price gouging is. I think it is a horrible practice that people do. There should be severe consequences for doing it. I could not believe that during the Florida Hurricane...

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Institutionalizing Free Thought

The purpose of this paper is to analyze, compare, and synthesize themes from three articles examining some weaknesses of conventional approaches to graduate education. The articles include “Socialization of Doctoral Students to Academic Norms” (2003) in which John Weidman and Elizabeth Stein outline the process by which graduate students are...

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The Power of Man: Freedom

In the chapter titled “The Powers of Man” by Paul Lehmann, the juxtaposition of Christian ethics to humanism is placed to the forefront. As such, Lehmann explains how Christian ethics was suddenly confronted by a rival, humanism, being so attractive a model that it attracted many adherents. Lehmann writes: “Consequently,...

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Religious Freedom Laws? Who benefits?

When it comes to the laws that governs us as a country many may come to realize that it seems like those laws sometimes have a blurred line or interpretation. One of these laws, as both Allen B. West and Roxanne Gay have written about, is that of the laws...

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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted to give citizens and the media access to government documents that are intended for public record. It posits that “any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information except to the extent the records are protected from...

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My Views about Freedom of the Press

The impact of the press on the society is unprecedented in our days. The media can act as a tool of democracy by highlighting all sensitive issues in a society. At the same time, it often serves private business and political interests of media owners, and promotes biased views of...

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Controlling Free Speech

Hate speech and violence that goes with hate speech directed at people of color, lesbians and gay men, and other minority people is a big problem in the U.S. One of the places it is seem the most and where there are intolerance and discrimination statements are on college and...

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Freedom of the Press

The First Amendment in the United States Constitution was created to protect individuals’ rights to practice free speech, press, and religion. However, the government safeguarding these rights at all times has been challenging. After the 9/11/ attack on New York City by Muslim terrorists, American rights to privacy and speech...

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Freedom of Speech: a Reflection of the American Way of Life

The First Amendment has proven its importance throughout history, time and again. The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech and expression. As a result, it is directly connected and pivotal to the functioning of our vibrant democracy. The right to freedom of speech is an integral component of our...

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What Freedom Means To Me

The concept of freedom is open to wide interpretation. There are limitations on freedom and where these limits are placed varies by individual. Everyone agrees in free speech but it's not socially acceptable or legal to yell 'fire' in a crowded enclosure. Freedom of religion is a cherished right in...

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