Freedom Essays


Freedom and Bondage Essay

Essay Prompt: freedom and bondage are two concurrent Themes that run throughout the period of history. In the reform movement that arose in the 19th century those two themes coexisted side by side. how can this be ? And, in what ways was the language of freedom used to subvert and undermine the hard cold Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Lecture Xx by William James

contents of our consciousness are simply "there" independently of our will, we have the freedom to select which bits of information to focus on, and which bits to reject: "disregarding the over beliefs and confining ourselves to what is common and generic, we have in the fact that the conscious person is continuous with a wider self through which saving experiences come, a positive content of religious experience which, it seems to me, is literally and objectively true as far as it goes" (515). A person thus has the ability to direct the flow of the stream of consciousness.… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

Atlantic Era (1640-1800s), begin demanding slaves and raw materials, commencing their cruel influence on the economic freedom of the continent. They effectively influenced or overpowered particular communities on the continent through several layers of partnerships strategically created with natives, rather than through military strength. African currency's gradual devaluation attained by introducing European currency in the form of copper coins, Gatling guns and repeating rifles paved the path for Europeans' subsequent domination over Africa (Ehret, 2002). Europeans' transatlantic slave business was the very first time in human history that people were actually utilized as ships' 'cargo'; it bore the comparison… Continue Reading...

Simone De Beauvoir Philosophy

issues: the refuting of Cartesian dualism between body and mind, and the essence of freedom. From these two points, de Beauvoir also notes how the human being struggles with the ambiguity of existence, which is at once futile and meaningful, subjective and objective. The human being is socially constructed as well as self-constructed, seeing oneself in others, as others reflect back their image of the self. When others reflect ourselves back, that image is not pure. It has been tainted by the biases and worldviews of the other. Because of this, it can also be argued that the opinions… Continue Reading...

Confucian Virtues and Gender

If women chose to fulfill a role that has been bestowed a role upon her without the freedom of choice in the matter, then this is deeply coercive and oppressive. The example of the Choson dynasty would serve as a good example as an interpretation of Confucianism that is oppressive towards women. The freedom to have self-determination over one's own future is a core tenant of the Feminist philosophy. Another tenet would be the equality of opportunities that are available to each of the genders. One example that has been provided relatively recently in modern examples is the ability… Continue Reading...

Transparency and Governance

breached. References Johnston M., (n.d). Good Governance: Rule of Law, Transparency, and Accountability. http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan010193.pdf UNESCO, (2017). Media and Good Governance. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-press- freedom-day/previous-celebrations/worldpressfreedomday200900000/theme-media-and-good-governance/ Shanab E., (2017). The Relationship between Transparency and E-government: An Empirical Support. http://subs.emis.de/LNI/Proceedings/Proceedings221/84.pdf United Nations Human Rights., (2017). Good Governance and Human Rights. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Development/GoodGovernance/Pages/GoodGovernanceIndex.aspx Continue Reading...

Caliban and Prospero in the Tempest

is not an independent creature in and of himself and although he begs for his freedom, overall his obedience to Prospero is what distinguishes him from Caliban. He also never challenges Prospero's domination of the island. Overall, The Tempest is a play that validates colonialism in the persona of Caliban. Even though it allows the audience to feel some sympathy towards Caliban, by making Caliban such a terrible figure, including his attempts to rape Miranda, it is difficult for the audience to accept him completely. By making Prospero sympathetic, despite Prospero's actions towards Ariel and the fact he imprisons… Continue Reading...