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So how would you describe freedom?you do seem to have a rather simplistic negative freedom view, whereas there is a whole range of views of what it consists of.

Your argument appears to be that which is a carricature of views of Positive freedom , Dismissing Marx as not being a Philosopher (The study of whom by Philosophers would have, you'd have thought have spotted that he wasn't worthy of attention long ago)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 05:38:42 PM EST
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Your question is pertinent. My argument though is no caricature of any view of freedom. I simply defended my slightly provocative statement about Marx by commenting on his methodology. To me it seems like the guy was obssessed with means of production. This sounds exactly like some economists today, who are so completely deep down in their economical bubble that imagine the World must reduce to matters of inflation, deflation, currency and freemarkets. Buttheads.

Freedom, even though I don't feel like defining it in a negative way, does raise the question of ethics. Deserves some thinking, I guess.

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)

by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 06:07:23 PM EST
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"Your argument appears to be that which is a carricature of views of Positive freedom"

Actually we cannot speak about freedom without speaking about its subject: the man, and without understanding his inner workings. I dare not elaborate on Positive Freedom from a Social Darwinism point of view...


Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! (Martin Luther King)

by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 06:02:42 PM EST
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