Many of our conflicts and difficulties are the result of our tendency to create abstractions and then argue about them. Is justice more important than freedom? Is positive discrimination fair? Given the choice, should you betray your friend or you
You are not perfectly free - nobody is - but you are sufficiently free. You are sufficiently free to be able to choose how to act and the impact you want your actions to have on others, and you are sufficiently free to take responsibility for your c
Discussions about freedom often identify two distinct kinds of freedom, often described as 'freedom from' and 'freedom to'; some people identify a third kind of freedom, which can be described as 'freedom to be' - freedom to be yourself, freedom to b
While we desire freedom, most of the things which matter to us are the result of limiting our freedom. We find that choosing to limit our freedom in some ways actually expands our freedom in other, more important, ways.
Freedom is a subject people have talked and argued about for a very long time. The aim of these articles is not to end the arguments, but to provide a possible framework within which we can have clear and constructive discussions about freedom, unde
Freedom is a difficult concept. You can't have complete freedom, and you would not want it anyway: you want some freedoms to be restricted, so that you can enjoy other freedoms. Some freedoms should be restricted to avoid harm - to avoid harming othe