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Freedom as It Is in Literature - ... Procter finally takes a stand to gain his freedom, willing to die for his chance to be free. “Because it is my name. Because I cannot have another in my life. Because I lie and sign myself to lies. Because I am not worth the dust on my feet of them that hang. How may I live without my name. I have given you my soul; leave my name!” Through this, Procter is pleading to the court to spare him the little freedom he does have as a man, to leave him with his dignity as a person. He is sick of lying to save his own life....   [tags: slave, free, freedom, fear, illegal] 580 words
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The Freedom to Speak - American and her soldiers have fought bravely in countless wars. The freedom achieved through those wars has given and taken the rights of American citizens. Through these freedoms, the American people poses the freedom to express themselves, to make a stand for what they believe in, and the right to protect those freedoms. To help protect and to limit the American citizen’s freedoms, the American government has set up laws for its citizens to follow. However, has society begun to set up its own law according to the majority world view, and have these over-clouded world views begun to subdue other group’s voices....   [tags: America, Soldiers, Freedom, War]
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Political Correctness or Freedom of Speech - The term political correctness (PC) has infringed on our freedom of speech by assuming that the populace is too ignorant to realize what appropriate speech is. This term is now as common in our society as the term, ‘freedom of speech’. It is incomprehensible how these two words have had such an effect on the manner in which our society communicates. The trend casts a negative view on our society by letting political views determine what is appropriate in our social sector. Political correctness, as applied in today’s society, seeks to control freedom of speech and poses a true danger to a free society....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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The Liberty of Freedom - The Limits of Freedom Liberty is the state of being free, to be able to speak and say anything freely. Liberty was not absolute for everybody. Back then and even today people still don’t have complete liberty in America. The early Americans put limits on freedom even when they were trying to create more freedom. They type of limits that the early Americans put on freedom were limits on freedom of speech, and much more. Even with the American Revolution, it was not for everybody. The American Revolution was only for the colonist and men, but over time the idea of liberty and equality became for everyone....   [tags: Liberty, Freedom of Speech, American History]
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The Path to Freedom - Finally they were free. After months of traveling, and hiding, not knowing if they would be caught, they finally made it to the North. Their trip would have ended there if it had not been for the Fugitive Slave Act. This act stated that the people in the North had to return runaway slaves. This made runaway slaves have to endure more difficult terrain to cross to reach their ultimate goal, Canada. Not only did slaves want to be free, but many Americans also thought that it was wrong, and wanted to abolish it....   [tags: civil war, freedom, fugitive slave]
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Huckleberry Finn and the Problem of Freedom - Freedom cannot exist within any society, civilization, or country. Though, the United States is reputed for offering complete freedom and independence for all men, it continued for almost century after its establishment to enslave a select race of people. Neither does it offer unmitigated freedom to white people, because the liberties of separate individuals often come into conflict and cannot coexist. No country or place within society has yet reconciled this fact. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain asserts that comprehensive freedom does not exist for anyone within a society and can only be procured in solitude....   [tags: freedom, society chains, independence]
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Freedom: Will You Use it For Good or Evil? - In Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge lives as the unhappy owner of an accounting office who mistreats those around him. Scrooge has not lived life in a satisfying manner and now resides in isolation, in no hurry to right the wrongs of his past. Through the intercession of three ghosts, Scrooge journeys to Christmases of the past, present, and future and transforms from a man of greed into one of care and compassion. In the beginning of the story, Dickens contrasts the harsh personality of Scrooge with, “Gentlemen of the free-and-easy sort” (Dickens 31)....   [tags: Freedom of Choice]
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Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword - Freedom of speech has been a topic of discussion for many years. Since democracy was established in many countries to provide safety and rights, freedom of speech has been one of the most important rights in any constitution. Freedom of speech constitutes a human right that all people should have and one that must be respected. As individuals, we are entitled to express our opinions, write, publish or communicate, and such expressions must be, if not shared, respected. Different countries have certain level of tolerance at the moment of executing this right....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 807 words
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What Values are Sacrificed for Freedom? - Many personal values are sacrificed in order to maintain freedom in the country. Freedom is kept by fighting against enemies in wars. Wars take a tremendous toll on the people in the country. Many of the things sacrificed for freedom are people’s lives, freedom, money, health, and emotions. Fighting for freedom turns out to be an ironic event. It is ironic because freedom is sacrificed to guard it. Many brave men and women give up their daily lives so they can be shipped off to a place where they must follow orders and engage in combat....   [tags: Values, Freedom, war,] 419 words
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Fighting for Equality and Freedom - America is a nation built on the beliefs and ideals that man is free. In WWII, challenges arose in America’s freedom. The Declaration of Independence stated that “…all men are created equal.” However, the rights for the ‘White Man’ were significantly above all others, and because of this, women and black men lacked the same equality as the ‘White Man’. In WWII, women took up jobs previously held by men, while the African Americans attempted to join the military. They wanted to assist in the war effort and help defend America to gain their freedom....   [tags: communism, equallity, freedom]
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Fighting Against Restraints on Freedom - As human beings, we endure each and every day, a constant fight for freedom. Liberty is described as ‘’the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint’’ (Dictionary.com). Relevant examples are found throughout history of the restraints of rights and the ever constant search for true freedom. Perhaps the most atrocious removal can be seen in the Second World War; Legal and fundamental rights were taken away at this time without thought or conscience. Other examples include the segregation of the blacks and white in South Africa during the Apartheid Era, the Vietnam War, and more recently the War on Terrorism (Al-Qaeda)....   [tags: Society, Freedom, Media, History]
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Events that Encourage Freedom - Events that Encourage Freedom: Americans generally think that they are one of the most free nations in the world regardless of whether their thoughts are the truth or illusory. These thoughts are fueled by the consideration of freedom as a fundamental topic and issue that touches the sense of individuality and nation. However, the history of American freedom is characterized by struggles, disagreements, and debates. Actually, freedom has never been a fixed concept for Americans because of its ubiquity and the fact that the country’s history does not have a series of evolutionary narrative towards the achievement of a pre-determined objective or goal....   [tags: freedom, history, attack, events] 725 words
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Choosing Freedom over Equality - This is not an easy motion to debate on. Thus, this piece of writing will mention, discuss and bring forward the irrationality of choosing either freedom over equality or visa versa, without having a harmonious counterbalance between the two factors, implemented by a regulatory body. It will also include examples of countries which "total freedom" or "total equality" is in practice, where the search for total freedom led to total anarchy, or the pursuit for total equality curtailed the freedom in all areas of life....   [tags: freedom, equality, government, ] 562 words
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Free Market and Freedom - ... (Free Market: 2014) This reflects on the Classical Liberal’s objective of a ‘laissez-faire’ economic infrastructure which views freedom as ‘negative’ and requires the government’s input on personal spending to be kept limited. (Hagopian: 1985: 170) John Locke also added that the only purpose of the government is to protect the rights of the individual and private property, therefore the government should only interfere with the free market if there is a violation of human liberty. (Hagopian: 1985: 171) John Marangos said that the market is ‘the expression of economic freedom.’ (John Marangos: 1 June 1999) He argued that it is an ‘institutional process’ that allows people to interact with...   [tags: supply and demand, individual freedom] 625 words
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Freedom of Press in Cuba - Cuba has very low rank in World Press Freedom index by Reporters Without Borders. World Press Freedom index places Cuba at No. 171 out of 181. Cuba is the world known country because of political issues and government mechanism. Cuba is socialism country so it is very close to communism, what means that the government has the first position and controls everything. Cuba has the most restrictive laws on freedom of speech. Since Cuba became socialism country, the government manages each work. There is only one party in Cuba, which is called PPC* and only this party is able to join the government....   [tags: censorship, world press freedom index] 555 words
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Should We Value Positive Freedom over Negative Freedom? - This essay will focus on establishing an accurate definition of Negative Freedom and Positive Freedom and which one of the two should be valued more. In addition the latter part of the essay will focus on extrapolating a deductively sound rationale as to why one freedom should be valued over the other freedom. According to Hugh negative freedom can be viewed as freedom from interference (Hugh 2006). Freedom is the chance to act upon opportunities that are presented to one; it does not refer to whether one chooses to act on these opportunities (Hugh 2006; Berlin 1958)....   [tags: extrapolating, sound rationale, freedom]
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The Concept of Freedom an Article by Joel Feinberg - ... A conservative may feel outraged by the idea of abortion being legalized, but those supporting it may feel relief for women; knowing they are now free to act with their own bodies accordingly. Freedom evokes different emotions in different instances, and most words cannot achieve that to the same extent that freedom can. Another attribute associated with freedom, as illustrated before, is its versatility. Freedom can not only evoke many emotions, but can have multiple meanings. It can be representative of its synonyms is one sense and its antonyms in another....   [tags: freedom, liberty, oppression]
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Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression: Tinker V. Des Moines - What if you were suspended from school because of something you were wearing. Not only was the clothing or item appropriate, it was something you were fighting for or something you believe is right. Is this fair or okay for this to happen. There is a specific incident that this situation happened to a few teenagers in Des Moines, Iowa in December of 1965. A group of students wanting to wear black armbands throughout the holiday season was in for a wake up call. (FORTAS) These plans and or idea were quickly shot down by the high school principals....   [tags: freedom, first amendment, rights]
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Freedom of Speech in America and Its Limits - Like most democratic nations in the world, the United States has had its own fair share of issues with hate speech. There has been a lot of controversy over whether hate speech should be regulated. In analyzing the concept of free speech, one cannot ignore that it does not occur in a vacuum. There have been all types of debasements ranging from ethnic, religious, racial and gendered stereotyping. Freedom of speech inherently includes all other fundamental human rights. Hence, as acknowledged through natural rights, other rights and personhood should adamantly be included within this scope of this protection....   [tags: Democracy, Rights, Freedom]
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Freedom is More Valued than Security - “Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” This might sounds like a section from a travelling guide, but it also describes why we as a society cannot gain complete freedom. Complete Freedom requires all negative repercussions from individual’s actions to be unpunished, making it impossible to allow any form of justice into the community, turning it into a den of criminals. Due to that, a government with security force to help regulate rules is necessary to keep the whole country going without breaking down....   [tags: Freedom vs Security]
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Freedom of Religious Expression in the American Military - Freedom of religion is one of the most fundamental rights that Americans possess. Freedom religion is not only mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but it is included in the very first of these rights. The founding fathers recognized this as very important to the American people because many colonists had come to the New World to escape religious persecution in Europe. In America, the attitude is moving more from an attitude of acceptance to one of mere tolerance and even disdain in some cases. The public and some leaders are denying many their constitutionally guaranteed right to free exercise of religion....   [tags: freedom religion, american military]
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Sacrificing Freedom for Security - Our nation seems as if it is in a constant battle between freedom and safety. Freedom and security are two integral parts that keep our nation running smoothly, yet they are often seen conflicting with one another. “Tragedies such as Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombings may invoke feelings of patriotism and a call for unity, but the nation also becomes divided, and vulnerable populations become targets,” (Wootton 1). “After each attack a different group or population would become targets....   [tags: Freedom, Security, United States, Government]
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The Fisrt Amendment Analysis: Basic Freedom - The interpretation of the first amendment has been seen throughout our history and, it had either been incorporated in a manner of conservancy or alteration. The first amendment basically describes what congress was under limited power to and, our basic freedoms. However, the concern was never questioned if the state government can curb those liberties since during the ratification of the bill there was little concern of this even being true. This had proven to be reality later on with the various cases that questioned not only the first, but several other amendments....   [tags: first amendment, amendments, freedom] 617 words
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Society: The Puppet Master of Freedom - Throughout history there have been countless cases where groups of people have fought for their freedom. They have fought their battles in political debates, protests, and in the most extreme cases war. The oppressed continuously try to escape their oppressors, under the assumption that their oppressors live in complete sovereignty. People did not know then and still do not understand today that the environment they inhabit is the key factor that controls communal freedom. In Wallace Stevens “Disillusionment of Ten O’ Clock” and Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” both speakers affirm that society does not allow individual freedom to exist in this world....   [tags: sociology, poetry, freedom, Whitman, Wallace Steve] 1150 words
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Korea: Revolution for Freedom - ... Moving on, Chon Pongjun hoped “to place the nation on a firm foundation. […] Exterminate the greedy and cruel officials at home and expel the arrogant enemies from abroad” (Chon Pongjun, et. al, 263) Pongjun believed that if his revolution is accomplished, Korea will become a stronger country than what it is currently because there will be no more rulers to hinder the country. In addition, there will be new rulers who will prevent foreign enemies from controlling Korea. Even though Pongjun, a Tonghak, started his revolution with the citizens of Paeksan, the Tonghak continued their revolution to others....   [tags: revolt, foreign, deomestic, rule, freedom] 1106 words
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The Faces Of Freedom - The Faces Of Freedom How does one define freedom. The OED gives about a dozen useful definitions that each pertain to one of a variety of the aspects of the human state. One referred specifically to the political freedoms of an individual: “Exemption from arbitrary, despotic, or autocratic control; independence; civil liberty” (def. 2). Another definition concerned the spiritual freedom found in Christianity: “fig. Liberation from the bondage of sin” (def. 1.b). There was another that defined freedom as “Physics....   [tags: Freedom Literature Free Essays] 1303 words
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The Meaning of Freedom - For centuries the word "freedom" has been a topic of debate, and for good reason. There are so many different views of what freedom truly means and what influences it has on our daily lives. According to the American Heritage College Dictionary the word freedom means "The Condition of being free of constraints. To me, the word freedom is being able to achieve anything you want to. It is being able to change your surrounding environment how you want it to be. Many questions have been asked about whether we are truly free of constraints or if everything is predetermined by events that have already transpired....   [tags: Freedom Liberty US Democracy] 1636 words
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The US Constitution as an Inspiration to the Declaration of Freedom in Kosovo - ... By placing these limits on the government, this reinforces the idea that true power comes from the people in society, not the government. Thus the Bill of Rights serves as a permanent reminder to the people that the government is not all powerful and they in fact are the ones who have given power to the government in return for upholding the rights and freedoms of its citizens. The First Amendment is without a doubt the most important and well known section of the Bill of Rights. It allows for the protection of the five most essential rights....   [tags: the notion of freedom, Balkan countries]
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Chinese Religion: Tolerating Religious Freedom Under Modernization - B. DENG Xiaoping (1982-1987): Tolerating Religious Freedom Under Modernization After the death of Mao, Deng Xiaoping bought an end to class struggle and mass movement but adopted pragmatic governance to modernization and economic development. He realized China had eroded into a poverty-stricken society and stagnated economy as he acknowledged, “In a country as big and as poor as ours, if we don't try to increase production, how can we survive. How is socialism superior, when our people have so many difficulties in their lives?” In face of the urgent need to revive eroded public confidence, Deng adopted a more liberal and subtle version of religious freedom policy to unite people from al...   [tags: religious freedom, non-communists]
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Education as a Freedom: Talking about Gender and Race Inequality - The present day educational system has perpetuated the banking concept, a concept coined by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, and allowed schools to become an authoritarian entity rather than one that exhibits a foundation for critical learning. Teachers are perceived as dictators and “sole creators of knowledge” and students are expected to be receptives bodies that memorize information and then regurgitate it. Students progress, in sum, has become a gain to produce high test scores instead of the exploration of intellectual freedom....   [tags: teachers, students, freedom, intellectual]
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The United States and the U.S.S.R’s Literary Freedom - After World War II, some countries would limit the literary freedom available to fictional authors and other writers. Specifically in the U.S.S.R, they would put policies on what one could publish and one could not. In addition, the United States would put slight limitations on their literary works. They implied that nationalism and heroic acts of their military members should be displayed in all published works regarding the war. The countries also wanted stories published that would degrade their opponents compared to them....   [tags: speech freedom, nationalism, publishers] 695 words
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet - I.Introduction This paper addresses whether we should censor or block access to websites with controversial material. It looks at the issue from several sides: The relevant US laws that are in place, how censorship is used at the university and corporate levels, how other countries are attempting censorship, and finally what I feel about the topic. Given all that I have read in preparing this paper, I have come to the conclusion that without a set of globally-accepted rules, we should not be censoring the Internet except where these rules are being broken....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Freedom of Expression in Canada -      The right to freedom of expression can be described as a war. It is a war that has lasted for centuries and may last for centuries more. It is a war between freedom of expression and social intolerance. In this war there are many battles. The battle on which this brief essay centers itself is the battle between freedom of speech and laws limiting that freedom; more specifically the ability to spread hate propaganda and the "hate laws". Included in the essay is a brief outline of one skirmish that has taken place (Keegstra)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1923 words
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Freedom of the Press - Freedom of the Press Although a cherished right of the people, freedom of the press is different from other liberties of the people in that it is both individual and institutional. It applies not just to a single person's right to publish ideas, but also to the right of print and broadcast media to express political views and to cover and publish news. A free press is, therefore, one of the foundations of a democratic society, and as Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century American columnist, wrote, "A free press is not a privilege, but an organic necessity in a great society." Indeed, as society has grown increasingly complex, people rely more and more on newspapers, radio, and television to kee...   [tags: Freedom Rights Media Governmental Essays] 5635 words
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Freedom In America - America is the universal symbol of freedom. But is it really free. Does the history of the United States stay true to the ideas of our forefathers. Or has the definition been altered to fit American policies. Has freedom defined America. Or has America defined freedom. I believe America was at first defined by freedom, then after time, America defined freedom, altering the definition to fit the niche it fits in, but still keeping key components so it still seems to be staying true to the ideas of America’s founding fathers....   [tags: Defining Freedom in America]
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Kant and Luther’s Understandings of Human Freedom - For Kant and Luther, the question of human freedom and the amount individuals are at liberty of, if any, is determined in an effort to achieve high morality. However, it precisely the outlook that Kant deems fatalist which Luther argues for, that is, freedom through faith. For Luther, we do not posses the liberty required to live a moral life without God’s guidance. On the other hand, for Kant, the predestination that Luther argues for places individuals in a state of “immaturity” and therefore unable to achieve freedom to be moral....   [tags: liberty, freedom, morality, christianity, religion] 908 words
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The Freedom of Men in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Work - Out of the many philosophers of his time, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ideas were the most enlightened. His ideas were extremely controversial and he has influenced political and social change for over two hundred years. His ideas were enlightened by thinking ahead of the people of his time by talking about general will, liberty and the corruption of society, and how freedom was essential to being human. We find the Rousseau argued about the freedoms of men quite a bit in his work The Social Contract....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosophy, freedom,] 511 words
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What is the Meaning of Freedom? - Freedom is often spoken of in what can be referred to as a loose sense of the word. One country has more freedom than another; a twenty-one year old has more freedom than a fifteen year old. What exactly does this word mean. For different people it may mean different things, but there has to be an equilibrium that can be reached in order to determine the meaning of freedom itself. In one form, freedom can mean that a person has "exemption from an obligation."* If only the root (free) is looked at, it can be interpreted that one is "not under the control or power of another."* However often the latter definition is used, it is also disagreed with, and for good reason: there is always a rule...   [tags: What Does Freedom Mean?] 373 words
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Freedom In Constitution - Have you ever wondered what life at school would be like without “freedom?” In my opinion I think it would be horrid. Think about it. If we had no freedom we wouldn’t be able to do the things we love most, or choose what friends we hang out with. The freedoms we have now we all take for granted. For example, do you even know what your freedoms are. If you don’t, then you ought to hear me out so you know in the future what they mean. First of all there are two very specific freedoms that all students and teachers should know and understand....   [tags: Personal Opinion Argument Paper Freedom] 1045 words
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Love and Freedom - Love and Freedom What is love. Is it something we do or something we can know. Some classify love as something that you feel for some people sometimes. It is often linked or used interchangeably with lust. Others feel that it is something that is constant and untouched by judgement and feeling. The only common denominator for love is that it is something that is desirable; it is something that we want. So what do people want. Many philosophies pose answers; but those answers frequently lead to more questions....   [tags: Love Freedom Psychology Philosophy essays] 3678 words
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A life without Freedom in Kate Chopin´s The Story of an Hour - ... When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her” (Chopin 443). This quotation eloquently depicts Mrs. Mallard’s reaction to her husband’s death that most of us would expect. She cries holding nothing back, and can not fully grasp what she has just been told. However, she quickly composes herself and walks into the bedroom, which shows she is starting to cope with it. We, as humans, are blinded by the luxury of freedom and take advantage of it, while Mrs....   [tags: freedom, death, sorrow, joy]
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The Importance of Freedom Songs to the Motivation of African Americans - According to Kerran L. Sanger, “The success or failure of the civil rights movement depended on the drawing together of African Americans in support of the cause.” This meant that unity is key, and in order for African Americans to gain their rights through the civil rights movement, they needed to work together. One of the most important means of drawing activists who were already part of the movement together as well as recruiting more protesters was through freedom songs. Songs such as “We Shall Overcome,” “Keep Your Eyes one the Prize,” and “Oh Freedom” were important freedom songs that emphasized the importance of unity in order to reach freedom and equality....   [tags: drawing activists, civil rights movement, freedom]
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The Fragility of Freedom Gadamerian - The Fragility of Freedom Gadamerian ABSTRACT: This paper examines the nature of freedom in Hang-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics. It focuses on the last section of Wahrheit und Methode advancing the hypothesis that Gadamer’s model of understanding is derived from his particular appropriation of the Platonic notion of the beautiful which poses a passive interpretative posture toward the object of understanding and deprives the activity of interpretation the essential creative quality of freedom. I argue that to the extent that the object of understanding presents itself as immediate revelation of truth, the interpreting subject is reduced to a mere acknowledger of truth as opposed to a creative...   [tags: Gadamer Freedom Essays]
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Freedom of Speech: Should We Be Spending Money to Transmit Messages? - ... Regardless of the entity or citizen, freedom of speech should be treated the same across the board. How is it constitutionally acceptable to limit a corporation from spending money on a candidate that they feel portrays their beliefs or goals. After all, a corporation is made up of citizens of the United States and is a form of accumulated people. Donating to a cause or something that is believed in is making a statement and is protected by the constitution. An argument to consider is that a corporation is not an individual citizen, therefore, cannot be included in the constitution as having the same rights and protections that a natural citizen would have....   [tags: freedom, idea, belief, restrict] 535 words
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Arguments for and Against Improving the Freedom of Expression in Social Network Sites in China -   In the past few years, the social network of China has been developing rapidly with a considerable amount of new social network softwares and users. However, the government have a stringent policy on the freedom of expression in social network. The merits of improving the freedom of social network expression have been thoroughly debated. While some people expect a higher degree of freedom to speak out freely to express real thoughts easily, others concern on the network order. This paper examines both the arguments for and against improving the freedom of expression in social network and provides suggestions based on these arguments....   [tags: restrictions on the internet, freedom of speech]
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The Freedom of Speech in the Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School District - The First Amendment of the United States gives citizens the five main rights to freedom. Freedom of speech is one of the rights. If people did not have the freedom of speech there would be no way of expressing one’s self and no way to show individuality between beliefs. This Amendment becomes one of the issues in the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District Supreme Court case that happened in December of 1969. In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines there were five students that got suspended for wearing armbands to protest the Government’s policy in Vietnam....   [tags: beliefs, rights, freedom, speech]
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Art Analysis: Whirligig by Laurentino Rosa and The Freedom Quilt by Jessie B. Telfair - Art is an interesting thing. It can inspire people, making them interested enough to take up the craft. It can amuse them, making them want to collect art. It can also be rather dull, and bore the person looking at it because they do not see, what the artist was going for. Whatever the reason the two works below created two different in me. The first piece I will star with is Whirligig by Laurentino Rosa. Let me star of by first saying, at the start, I had no idea why I like this thing. It is a simple piece of work that makes no real sense to me....   [tags: color, freedom, feelings] 545 words
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Freedom for African Americans in Democracy in the America by Alexis de Tocqueville - In Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, much is said on the great freedoms experienced by whites, but little does it mention the freedoms experienced by free blacks at the time. It does, however, give a small glimpse of it. In his book, de Tocqueville describes his conversation with an inhabitant of Pennsylvania. He questioned the man, asking how a state founded on Quaker principles could deny a free black to vote. When the man denied such accusation, de Tocqueville asked why no Negro was then seen at the polls that morning....   [tags: freedom, free blacks]
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The Evolution of Feminine Freedom: That Long Silence Woman by Shashi Deshpande - – A Study of Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence Woman is a currently complex being and her evolution is a study of perennial interest. In recent times the image of the middle class Indian woman has undergone a rapid change. Women are now more articulate. A sizeable portion of them are active in professional and public life. Although there is an apparent change, the basic roles and presumptions about women’s world remain the same. The move of the New Woman from home to the world and the hurdles she has to cross analyze factors hampering the movement of the modern Indian woman....   [tags: femenine freedom, transformation]
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Keeping Peace and Freedom - Keeping Peace and Freedom George Bush who is the President of the United States of America came and visited our small town of Flagstaff in September of 2002. As a leader of our country, he reminds the Americans that we should be grateful for our freedom. Through contextualizing, structure, and rhetorical appeals, he gets through to his listeners by reminding us all, that keeping peace and freedom is not an easy job to do. He tells us how lucky we are to have freedom, and what we have to do to keep our “homeland” safe for our children of today....   [tags: Politics Political Freedom Essays] 896 words
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How the 1961 US Freedom Rides Inspired Aboriginal Activism and Protest in Australia - The 1961 US Freedom Rides were an immense driving force within the African American community seeing as the participants— mere students who were part of an activist group called the Congress of Racial Equality (CoRE)— refused to give up on protesting for what they believed in even when being violently attacked by those who strongly opposed them. It is obvious that their perspiration and determination to achieve their goals would inspire many and, due to the ever increasing inequality and dehumanising behaviours directed towards Australian Aborigines during the same time period, inspiration was exactly what was needed to begin protests and activisms much like those conducted within America....   [tags: tent embassy,australian aborigines,freedom rides]
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An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes' Freedom Train - An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes' Freedom Train "Freedom Train" by Langston Hughes is a powerful and eye-opening account of racial inequality in the early Twentieth century. Hughes poem is filled with a sense of irony but also hope towards the future. This tongue-in-cheek look at the so-called "Freedom" Train is a powerful image. Langston Hughes included important ideas in a simple and original way. Hughes was writing at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and his focus remained on issues faced by African Americans, but he did not dwell on the injustices....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 1030 words
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Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City - The articles "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" and "Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association" both engage in conflicts pertaining to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" is an article about the KKK's attempt to spread their beliefs through a public access cable television channel. Dennis Mahon and Allan Moran, both of the KKK, asked to be broadcasted on air in 1987, and the whole situation led to a major problem....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1532 words
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An Analysis of Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train - An Analysis of Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train There is very little left to the imagination when reading Langston Hughes "Freedom Train". His ideas of being free are apparent from the beginning of his poem. However, although he spells everything out, he still leaves a couple of things for his readers to figure out. He starts off wanting to know all about this train he keeps hearing. He says, "I read in the papers about the Freedom Train. I heard on the radio about the Freedom Train." He wants to know everything he can about this train....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 702 words
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Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom - Nelson Mandela in his book, Long Walk to Freedom argues through the first five parts that a black individual must deal, coop, and grow through a society that is hindering their lives' with apartheid and suppression of their rightful land. Rolihlanla Mphakanyiswa or clan name, Madiba was born on July 18, 1918 in a simple village of Mvezo, which was not accustomed to the happenings of South Africa as a whole. His father was an respected man who led a good life, but lost it because of a dispute with the magistrate....   [tags: Nelson Mandela Long Walk Freedom Essays] 2182 words
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Freedom in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - Jean-Paul Satre once said that “Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.” Freedom is an idea that is expressed in multiple ways. In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn freedom is a theme that fluxuates between characters. Mark Twain wrote Huck Finn as an American realism story. The novel was based around the pre civil war period where slavery was a big factor of life. Slavery was a key basis of whether a man was free or not during this time period. Freedom is something that has a different meaning to everybody or to any situation it is applied to....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, freedo] 698 words
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Freedom - Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. Without freedom the great nation of America would have never been founded. To understand the true principles of freedom, one must understand the scope of the word. Philosophical freedom encompasses the ability to make choices without restraints, while political freedom is the state of being free rather than in physical confinement. Despite the importance of these ideas to our founding fathers, freedom has lost much of its importance in modern American society....   [tags: Society Politics Freedom Liberty, reform] 1307 words
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A freedom greater than freedom - It is a common misconception that those in power necessarily have more liberty than their less powerful counterparts. Intuitively, a country’s king has the freedom to act in more ways than the peasant, the rich have more options than the poor, the slave owner rules while the slave is ruled, and a government official often treads above the laws they pen for the people. However, there is a hidden assumption in this way of thought— that liberty is proportional to quality of life. From a pragmatic point of view, most would choose the life of the king over the life of the slave, the rich over the poor, the slave owners over the slaves, or the above the law status to the law abiding one, simply be...   [tags: Character Analysis] 2464 words
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Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train - Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train The poem, "Freedom Train" not only demonstrates the state of oppression the black community faced in 1947 but uses historical events and movements of the era. Langston Hughes wrote this poem in response to the train called Freedom Train that carried historical documents across country on September 17, 1947. On board the train was the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and a draft of the Constitution....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 695 words
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Death and Freedom in Sorrows of a Young Werther and Crime and Punishment - Death and Freedom in Sorrows of a Young Werther and Crime and Punishment The relationship between death and freedom is a common thread throughout Sorrows of a Young Werther by Goethe and Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. The relationship illustrated in both works is that one cannot achieve true freedom until they are dead. Until death, Werther and Raskolnikov will always feel the restrictions that society places upon them. Werther feels restricted due to the unrequited love of Lotte and Raskolnikov feels restricted by the moral code that society establishes....   [tags: Goethe Dostoevsky Death Freedom Literature Essays] 884 words
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Hate Speech is the Price We Must Pay for Freedom of Speech -      Living in the United States we enjoy many wonderful freedoms and liberties. Even though most of these freedoms seem innate to our lives, most have been earned though sacrifice and hard work. Out of all of our rights, freedom of speech is perhaps our most cherished, and one of the most controversial. Hate speech is one of the prices we all endure to ensure our speech stays free. But with hate speeches becoming increasingly common, many wonder if it is too great of a price to pay, or one that we should have to pay at all....   [tags: Freedom of Speech Essays]
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The Statue of Liberty Lending Credence to the Word Freedom in America - The Statue of Liberty Lending Credence to the Word Freedom in America The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognized artifacts of freedom in the world. It has the ability to create emotions that range from happiness to anger all at one time. The best way to analyze such a powerful image is to use Kenneth Burke’s idea of pentadic analysis. By using this method of the analysis, we will be able to answer the rhetorical question: How does the Statue of Liberty lend credence to the word “freedom” in America....   [tags: Lady Liberty American Patriotism Freedom Essays] 1084 words
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Personal Freedom and Nonconformity in Kobo Abe's Novels - Personal Freedom and Nonconformity in Kobo Abe's Novels “No man or woman is wooed by theory alone.” (WITD 32) In declaiming the ability to woo by theory, Kobo Abe betrays his desire to do exactly that. Trained as a physician, Abe has a mindset which leans toward the scientific method: one of hypothesis, experiment, result, and conclusion. In this case, the original hypothesis posed that a man could woo by theory alone, the experiment was the attempt of a wooing guided by theoretical principles, the result a failure, and the conclusion drawn is that such a wooing is not possible, disproving the original hypothesis....   [tags: Kobo Abe Literature Society Freedom Essays]
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First Amendment and the Constitutional Freedoms in Amercan Schools - The First Amendment, usually equated with freedom of speech, affords five protections: Establishment Clause, Free exercise of religion, Freedom of speech, Freedom of press, and Freedom to peaceable assemble. Students (and student groups) in public colleges and universities enjoy full protection under the First Amendment; however, this right depends greatly on the context in which a student might raise a free speech claim. Once an institution creates a limited public forum for a student or group, administration cannot deny recognition to particular student or groups based on viewpoints....   [tags: freedom of speech, constitutional freedoms] 1264 words
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Freedom of Will: Is It a Deception or Not? - There are many arguments for and against the freedom of will. The distant causation argument seems to show that the freedom of will is a deception. Since, it states that our actions are all the product of causes that happened outside of our own control. In the essay I will be discussing how effective this argument is in showing that our freedom of will is actually an illusion. To understand the reasoning of the distant causation argument, we need to look at the premise and the conclusion that results from them....   [tags: illusion, action, control] 823 words
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The Drawbacks of Freedom - The United States constitution grants many freedoms with minimal to no restrictions, which can be considered beneficial to the public. In “we are free to be you, me, stupid, and dead” by Roger Rosenblatt, he relays the disadvantages of limitless freedom. He focuses mainly on freedom of speech and the possible drawbacks to having ungoverned freedom of expression. Roger points out the public faulty rationale in the first paragraph as he says, “Everyone loves free expression as long as it isn't exercised”....   [tags: Essay Analysis, US Constitution] 963 words
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Freedom of the Press - Freedom of the press is part of the five main freedoms represented in the first amendment of the constitution of the United States. The constitution was ratified in 1791 putting freedom of the press in full development. Since then many cases have evolved with this freedom, and the freedom had some role of developing future amendments and technology in modern day. Freedom of the press had a history even before its ratification, it helped to solve many court cases, and is used throughout modern times. First of all, this is the definition of freedom of the press from lawbrain.com....   [tags: The First Amendment]
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The Expulsion of Freedom - According to Jean Jacques Rousseau, human beings are bestowed with the blessings of freedom during their individual genesis on this fruitful planet, but this natural freedom is immensely circumscribed as it’s exchanged for the civil liberties of the State. He indicated that the supplanting of natural freedom is necessary for the obtainment of greater power for the greater collective community, but the prospect of obtaining superlative capabilities comes with the price of constraints. Yet this notion of natural freedom conflicts with Thomas Hobbes rendition on the state of nature because he illustrates that nature, interface through savagery....   [tags: Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau]
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The Enforcement of Freedom - Freedom requires both positive and negative rights, and all rights require enforcement. Rights are justified claims, recognized and enforced by the state or by the customs of a society. The concept of rights began in ancient Greece and Rome and evolved throughout Western history. Modern civil and political rights stem from the Enlightenment. Social and economic rights developed in the early 20th century, and the right of peoples to self-determination came to fruition in the anti-colonial struggles after WWII....   [tags: rights, equality, society] 834 words
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The History of Freedom - Throughout history freedom has had many different meanings and definitions; based on race, gender, and ethnicity. According to the dictionary freedom means the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint (“freedom” def. 1). Freedom may seem like something given to everyone however it was something workers had to fight for. Not everyone believed that workers’ rights needed to be changed, which led to a long battle between workers, employers and the government....   [tags: History ]
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Freedom for the Opressed - The history of African-American oppression began in the early 1600s as slaves arrived on America’s shores. For hundreds of years, African-Americans struggled against crippling segregation, terrorism, and racial enmity to no avail. As a result of extensive physical and psychological beatings, African-Americans became fearful and very reserved in expressing their emotions. Their suffering, however, fuelled a sense of courage in some, such as African-American poets, who found the strength to address uncertainties that others had against their racial identity....   [tags: african americans, segregation, race]
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Freedom, To An Extent - “We have learned to live in a world where ‘reality’ is a matter of choice.” While choosing what we feel is real is based on what we actually want to see. Trying to over look reality can cause a person to imagine things that might not actually be there. When you do not see the reality of anything you get lost in a world of imagination. Although, imagination is the best entertainment, when relying on it too much you would not be able to see the world of how it truly is. Adventuring out into the world is very important because it generates learning and creates additional knowledge....   [tags: Social Issues] 825 words
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The Fight for Freedom - How did freedom for blacks come about. The Civil Rights Movement took place in the late 1950’s though the 1960’s, however; Tricia Andryszewski informs her readers that Black Americans had been working for change since before the civil war, but mainly beyond. Some of the most prominent civil rights leaders include Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Philip Randolph, and Bayard Rustin. The two main goals of the civil rights activists being, equal rights and treatment for all races. As a result, the “I Have a Dream” speech was written by Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who “Led successful efforts to integrate public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama; founded the Southern Christian...   [tags: civil rights movement, american history]
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The Definition of Freedom - What is freedom. Freedom can be defined in multiple forms. The dictionary would define freedom as being free from confinement. However, it is more than that. Freedom is defined as not only free from confinement, but also as being free from oppression and the life that you would normally live beforehand. Two examples of freedom are defined in both Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, and On the Rainy River from the compilation of short stories called The Things They Carried from Tim O’Brien. Metamorphosis is about a story of Gregor Samsa....   [tags: Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, Tim OBrien]
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A Fight for Freedom - A Fight for Freedom The Declaration of Independence had a single purpose – to declare America’s freedom from Britain’s tyranny. Thomas Jefferson crafted a strongly worded document that served this purpose but it was almost lost in the multiple styles he used. The declaration was intended to communicate the lofty ideals and sacred dreams of the citizens of the United States. Throughout the declaration, Jefferson’s style shifts between formal and informal. At first, his diction is both elegant and personal....   [tags: Declaration of Independence] 1019 words
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Freedom of the Flapper - Partying, drinking, and dancing; these are the adjectives most commonly associated with the life of a flapper. While these descriptions are accurate, they do not inform people of the advantages and gains flappers made for the female gender. The flapper embodied the idea of freedom from the usual duties of a young female in the 1920s. These women were no longer tied down with the expectation that they immediately become a wife and mother, as well as being conservative and modest. By diving into a look at the fashion, music, and lifestyle of the flapper during the 1920s it will become obvious that they were not only independent, liberated, and enjoying many more freedoms than they had previous...   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Price of Freedom - The Price of Freedom For what seemed like the millionth time, I tried to get comfortable. I tried to shift slightly, but again, as before, unseen others crowded me; their close proximity preventing any movement and fuelling my claustrophobia. I guess the darkness was my greatest fear, its blanket of gloom at first merely depressing me, but as time progressed it began to gnaw at me like an anorexic rat. I briefly wondered if the others around me felt the same, but my companions remained mute. The oppressive silence was maddening....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2198 words
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A Dream of Freedom - On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the “March on Washington” (King). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a credible speaker. He was a Baptist minister and the leader of the Civil Rights Movement as well as the leader of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. King was also a Nobel Prize winner and a believer of nonviolence (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). For example, Dr. King addresses in his speech that “we must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence” (King)....   [tags: Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a Dream]
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The Freedom Riders - ... They just sat in a segregated bar or lunch counters. The Freedom riders rode their bus to places in the south such as Durham, Greensboro, Nashville, Wichita, Oklahoma City and others. The Durham sit In is one of the earliest sit ins of the civil rights movement. The group who protested is known as the “Royal 7” and they consisted of three women and four men from Durham. They sat in at The Royal Ice Cream Parlor. They were arrested and found guilty in three different court appearances. In the Wichita and Oklahoma City Sit some sat in at a lunch counter and some sat in at a drug store called Dockum Drugs....   [tags: african americans, separate but equal] 1076 words
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What is Freedom? - Arendt connects politics and freedom, and views freedom in terms of participation and common action. The organization or form for freedom, for the action, which manifests or embodies freedom, is the polis or city or public realm: it is the world, in the sense of a worldly place. Freedom exists only when individuals engage in political activities; that is to say, whenever they decide to live together in a community. Moreover, political action looks to create, preserve, or reform a suitable world by the same means that brought them into being....   [tags: Philosophy] 542 words
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