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The Philosophy of Liberty

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Oct 24, 2002 | 11:41 PM EDT

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An entertaining presentation about the Philosophy of Liberty. A Spanish-language version can also be viewed under my Other Submissions.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Lol, tesm

111,352 views. And you think it reaches only 3 persons. And rather then make a point, you just go on to site random books and persons who have little or nothing to do with the points said, and the manner they are spoken. Go be a useless tool on another website.

That aside, This flash was VERY slow. and the end half jumped from speaking commen sense to speaking polotics. It should have stuck with explaining freedom.

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Rated 2 / 5 stars

It's ok.

I have to state, for the record that TerntResner is a modernist in all the worst senses (below). The Emergence theory, I'll admit I'm not familiar with, but at the same time the diction and words employed are positivism which ultimately lead to relativism and skepticism itself--a self-defeating philosophy that neither accepts truth outside of analysis of phenomena or through subtracting human-ness from human affairs.

Most other people who review this movie are just lambs or the many who don't really follow the implications of this.

Now I will credit this movie for promoting FREE WILL though it never uses the term. However, it's WAYYYY too Lockean for me (that whole 'fruit of our labors' is straight out of Locke).

Also, this movie itself hardly captures the difficult concept "Liberty."

Everyone has their own values, yes, but this system, as it goes on leads to Utilitarianism...which has some serious problems of its own.

The each has his own values which must not be impeded sort of ruins the function of government in the proper sense, leads (strangely enough) also to relativism and a lack of truth or human consensus (in any meaningful way), and hardly bespeaks of what it means to live the "best" life.

I'm not Aristotelian...but MacIntyre (who writes on this, and on Aristotle) is worth a look if you take THIS seriously... to the total of 3 people this may reach.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


and in order to achieve this, you need power.
nice animated scheme you made pal.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


It's important to recognize that this is a PHILOSOPHY and not reality. The model is not the reality, the map is not the territory. Further this video represents a fairly emotional and not wholly accurate model.

For instance, you don't inherently "own" yourself, because ownership is a concept not a physical phenomenon, it's a useful idea, and the definition of ownership is relative to the subjective definition of the individual.

However, liberation philosophy is in keeping with what we know about emergence theory which lends it a modicum of accuracy. Emergency theory is the scientific principle that order occurs because of free individuals interacting according to their own internal rule sets. Emergence is demonstrable through all levels of physical existence, and it is what structures both matter and the evolution of animal life-forms.

The theory that society must have a single mono-state with leaders to define policy and police and military forces to compel mandatory association and enforce "laws" is completely unsubstantiated by any science.

Emergence demonstrates that effective social order occurs when people are free.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


In every meaning of the word.