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What is Freedom?

This is a discussion of freedom in a social and political environment, what kinds of freedom there are and why they are important.

Freedom and the Good

I have said in past posts that freedom is important because it gets us what we want and that freedom is incompatible with immoral decisions. It follows quite simply that the importance of freedom means that there must be more than one good thing we can do. Although this is not by itself an overwhelming reason to believe in that particular moral theory, it does contribute to the reasons we already ...

Freedom of Association

I have already discussed the freedom of speech. I claimed that the freedom of speech is the freedom of choice aimed at knowledge. Freedom of association is an important freedom. We like to do things together with other people. By choosing to do things with whomever we want, we are taking advantage of this particular freedom. Freedom of association is all about choosing to have our friends share in...

Freedom of Religion

In my series on freedom, I have already mentioned the various freedoms. There is freedom of speech, expression, association and excellence. This is the final freedom, and in some ways it is the most important freedom. Freedom of religion is the freedom to be as religious as possible to choose the highest good and order your life after it. Freedom of religion is just like any other freedom it is th...