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On freedom : a philosophical dialogue

Author: Nicholas J Pappas
Publisher: New York : Algora Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The notion of 'freedom' is essential to America's view of itself as a democratic and individual-based society. In this philosophical dialogue, characters assess the many facets, implications and apparent contradictions inherent in this deceptively complex idea. Seventy-nine short segments provide food for thought even in stolen moments of reading pleasure. The book sparkles with intellectually stimulating views.  Read more...
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Pappas, Nicholas J.
On freedom
(DLC) 2013049446
(OCoLC)866857561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas J Pappas
ISBN: 9781628940596 162894059X
OCLC Number: 877868772
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction; _GoBack; 1 Philosophy; GoBack; 2 Slavery I; 3 Speech; 4 Responsibility; 5 Nothing; 6 Open and Free; 7 Expression; 8 Judgment; 9 Anarchy; 10 Individuals; 11 Wealth; 12 Inner/Outer; 13 Ignore; 14 Knowledge; 15 Originality; 16 Privacy; 17 Self-Harm; 18 Yourself; 19 Love; 20 Failing; 21 Shining; 22 Doubting; 23 Equality; 24 Gaming; 25 Children; 26 Biology; 27 Decadence; 28 Metaphors; 29 Direct/Indirect; 30 Contradiction; 31 Formula; 32 Patience; 33 Play; 34 Mystery; 35 Virtue; 36 Statesman, Politician; 37 Respect; 38 Courage; 39 Reject; 40 Authority; 41 Self-Control. 42 What Others Think43 Friends; 44 Potential; 45 Escape; 46 Ignorance; 47 Tolerance, Respect; 48 Demagogues; 49 Born; 50 Want; 51 Driven; 52 Instinct; 53 Conclusions; 54 Fear; 55 Complication; 56 Justice; 57 Assumption; 58 Think, Obey; 59 Oppression I; 60 Change; 61 Seduction; 62 Excess; 63 Intelligence; 64 Rules; 65 Inhibition; 66 Happiness; 67 Carefree; 68 Slavery II; 69 Pride; 70 Follow; 71 Hope; 72 Money; 73 Music; 74 Choice; 75 Before; 76 Oppression II; 77 Discipline; 78 Debate; 79 Vigilance.
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The notion of 'freedom' is essential to America's view of itself as a democratic and individual-based society. In this philosophical dialogue, characters assess the many facets, implications and apparent contradictions inherent in this deceptively complex idea. Seventy-nine short segments provide food for thought even in stolen moments of reading pleasure. The book sparkles with intellectually stimulating views. Drawing on the tradition of the Platonic dialogue, On Freedom explores what freedom is and what it means through the discussions of two characters (Director and Friend). Topics include.

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