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The Fear of Freedom

Present political developments and the dangers which they imply for the greatest achievements of modern culture — individuality and uniqueness of personality — made me decide to … concentrate on one aspect of it which is crucial for the cultural and social crisis … Continue reading

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Hierarchy, Freedom and Learning

We, humans, have two fundamentally different ways of governing ourselves in social groups. One is the method of hierarchy, or dominance, or force. I need not describe this method in detail; we are all too familiar with it. This is … Continue reading

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Work, Learning and Freedom

Noam Chomsky outlines a libertarian perspective on work and education, arguing that freedom is the root of creativity and fulfillment. If I had the time I would spend far more time doing work on language, philosophy, cognitive science, topics that … Continue reading

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Development as Freedom

Read In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence, millions of people living in rich and poor countries are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied … Continue reading

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