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

clear: while the 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… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

as the 2nd 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… 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

may be 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

Prospero requests. He 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… Continue Reading...

Mlk Speech I Have a Dream Rhetorical Analysis

Indeed, he mentioned that this gathering was the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the US. He shared the dream that he had, not for self but for the black race and the American society as a whole and had assurance that one day this will come to pass. MKL Jr. managed to captivate the attention of the audience and the world at large through his speech by use of ethos that al would identify with, for instance pointing out that all mankind must have the freedom to be free and the access of justice by all… Continue Reading...

The Good and the Bad Of Capitalism

Milton Friedman who once quipped: “a society that puts equality before freedom will get neither…. a society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” Capitalism, in essence, breeds economic freedom. Marx was also appreciative of the relevance of capitalism in the realm of innovation (particularly in technology) and continued production. It is, however, important to note that as per the Communist Manifesto, “owing to the extensive use of machinery… the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and, consequently, all charm for the workman.” The end results of an optimal capitalism system… Continue Reading...

Federalist Vs Anti-federalist Papers

guaranteed protection of a few fundamental freedoms for citizens, including freedom of speech (Martin, n.d.). In their opinion, the Constitution accorded federal courts excessive power, to local and state courts’ detriment. They contended that federal judges would be overly far away and thus unable to mete justice out to average citizens. According to Federalist Paper no. 51, the American government naturally prevented the formation of factions, thereby safeguarding its citizens’, rather than governmental authorities’, interests. The pro-ratification group – the Federalists – claimed there was no need for a Bill of Rights, and that enacting one would serve to erect… Continue Reading...

The New Nation Jackson and Beyond

nation was supposed to be founded upon independence and freedom, as proudly proclaimed in the Declaration. But creating a functioning government under these terms proved challenging. The Articles of Confederation, the first governing structure over the colonies, had no executive authority. Eventually, the current US Constitution established a new and more successful order over the colonies but there was still resistance to the notion that federal authority outweighed state authority. Meanwhile, class tensions proved to be a challenge for the emerging police system. Without clear and established previous authority, exercising governance over a people who were accustomed to a… Continue Reading...

Religion Bible and Paul and Story Of a Rabbi

with it responsibility to others, in fact, most teenagers will feel an increasing sense of independence and personal freedom as they get older. Therefore, it is important to convey a strong Christian message about what freedom means, the different types of freedom, and the pitfalls of too much (or the wrong kind of) freedom. Galatians 5:1, 13-18 encapsulates the Christian concept of freedom. In fact, Paul states, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Therefore, we can focus our attention on the core Christian value of freedom. Christ wants us to be free and urges us to… Continue Reading...