Freedom without limits is just a word. – Discuss.

  • Oskar

    Organizer
    February 8, 2022 at 08:00

    I think the freedom he’s talking about is typical teenage/libertatian freedom that is more like running around buttnaked and shounting “freedom” and beeing truly free.
    There’s Freedom “to” and Freedom “from”. Americans usually prefer freedom “to” – have a gun and have never heard of freedom “from” – being killed or a disease. But if someone chooses only the first part of this equasion he’s just another asshole.

    • Doctor Anna

      Organizer
      February 8, 2022 at 08:44

      Well put. I really love the “freedom from” vs “freedome to” argument.

      • Oskar

        Organizer
        February 8, 2022 at 09:09

        This idea comes from Isaiah Berlin’s book “Four Essays on Liberty”.
        He distinguishes two forms of freedom: positive (freedom to) and negative (freedom from).
        Isaiah Berlin believed that only “negative freedom” is true freedom. Because democracy is a threat to freedom rather than a way to freedom, interfering in human life by deceiving it with an illusory “right to choose”, taking advantage of the reluctance of many to oppose “their elected authorities”.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Concepts_of_Liberty

        • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  Oskar Lewczuk.
        • Doctor Anna

          Organizer
          February 8, 2022 at 12:42

          Ah, interesting! Thanks!

Doctor Anna's Imaginarium main logo

We have updated our

Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy

To continue using this site, you need to confirm that you agree to our Terms and Conditions and have read our Privacy Policy.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LEGAL REASONS, EXPLICIT NUDITY IS NOT PERMITTED.

Doctor Anna's Imaginarium main logo

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

Cookie Policy  Privacy Policy  Terms & Conditions