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In the philosophy of politics, the idea of freedom comes up often.
Most people say they support most types of freedom. Of course, the word freedom has little meaning if we do not have a common definition. In this article, I will explain my definition of freedom.
Freedom starts with a principle of self-control, also known as self-ownership. In a free society, each and every person has legal control or "ownership" of their own body and mind. As such, the concept of freedom refers to a certain type of political empowerment. It refers specifically to equal empowerment.
In other words, a free society is one with an equal distribution of legal rights and in which each and every person has as much legal rights as possible. Because freedom entails political equality, freedom can only logically entail as much legal rights as compatible with the same legal rights in others.
In a free society, any one person cannot have so many legal rights that all other people could not logically have the same amount of legal rights.
For example, freedom does not include the legal right to enslave someone else because freedom includes the legal right to not be enslaved. In another example, freedom does not include the legal right to non-defensively punch other people in the face against their will because freedom includes the legal right to not be offensively punched.
Basically, a free person has the legal allowance to do whatever he or she wants insofar as he or she does not offensively harm or coerce other people against those other people's wills.
Remember, the limitation is a logical requirement.
Freedom obviously can not include the legal right to limit other people's freedom because that would be illogical. Freedom does include the legal right to defend oneself from others who attempt to offensively harm or coerce the free person.
There is an important reason to remember that freedom starts with a principle of self-control or "self-ownership". In a way, it would be politically equal--though socially absurd--for a person to have the legal right to inflict offensive harm on others if nobody had the legal right to not be offensively harmed.
For example, in such an absurd society, people might all have the legal right to stab other people, but nobody could have the legal right to not be stabbed and thus would not have the legal right to defend themselves from it.
To distinguish such an absurd but equal society from a free society, we must remember the principle of self-control or "self-ownership". The principle of self-control also lets us more easily realize why freedom includes the legal right to self-defense.
Freedom includes self-defense because empowering people with so much control over themselves that they have the legal right to self-defense is still logically compatible with the same empowerment of everyone else.
Making note of the right to self-defense also brings up the importance of distinguishing acts of coercion as either defensive or offensive.
Offensive attacks include the initiation of force, violence or coercion against someone who is not attacking nor trying to attack the initiator. Of course, most people already clearly understand the difference between an offensive instance of force, coercion, or violence and a defensive instance of force, coercion or violence.Jan 30, · Freedom obviously can not include the legal right to limit other people's freedom because that would be illogical.
Freedom of interpretation, freedom to dictate our own lives, freedom to choose thoughts that work for us can liberate us from our own limiting self-made constructs. Feb 02, · On March 14, students around the world took part in #MyFreedomDay, to highlight modern slavery and tell us what freedom means in their lives.
Freedom means being able to read whatever books you want to, and watch what you want to on television. Mostly, when you are free, it means that you can have your own opinion and that you can share that opinion with other people even if .
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Thanks to alls that combat and act or have defended at any level freedom. Think about what freedom means to you while you listen to me talk about what freedom means to me. First, freedom means independence – the ability to take care of one’s self. If you can travel by yourself, that’s part of independence.
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