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A philosophy of freedom; an attempt to explain the natural basis of freedom.

Author: Louis Aaron Reitmeister
Publisher: New York, Poseidon Books, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reitmeister, Louis Aaron, 1903-
Philosophy of freedom.
New York, Poseidon Books, 1970
(OCoLC)551287503
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Aaron Reitmeister
OCLC Number: 117599
Description: 753 pages 25 cm
Contents: The nature of freedom --
Concepts of truth --
Equity and power --
Concepts of freedom --
Concepts on living --
Existentialism and some concepts on death --
Zen --
Varieties of concepts on freedom --
Purpose, plan, and design --
Can we define freedom? --
An identity of freedom: want --
Naturalism and freedom --
Man, the animal --
Compatibility versus harmony --
Nature and morality --
The senses of freedom --
Determinism and choice --
Origins: the nautral basis of freedom --
The animal origin of man --
Identities of feedom: genetic --
Identities of freedom: evolutional --
Identities of freedom: analogical and relational --
Instinct and intelligence --
Symbiosis, control, and conservation --
Variants, similarities, and parallelisms --
Sound and communication --
Anthropomorphism and animal worship --
Commonalities of the senses, behavior, and survival --
Summation --
The rise of socio-religious forms --
Reciprocity and reprisal --
Symbology and magic in primitivism --
Residences of the spirits --
Agriculture and religious origins --
Magic, spells, and the birth of the gods --
King-priest divinities --
Malinowski's apologetics for religion --
Myths and tales about the world and the creation of man --
Female divinities and fertility rites --
The power of the priest --
Imagination and its offspring --
Crime, war, and holocausts, in the name of god --
The sado-masochism of hell --
The existence of god --
Origin of the soul --
Immortality and the future life --
Parasitism in religio-political structure --
The fallacy of collective or world consciousness --
Subjection of the individual --
The rise and evolution of authority-power forms --
The specialist is born --
Continuities in cultural evolution --
Democracy --
Freedom of thought and its products --
The biological roots of culture --
Accretion and uses of power and their effects --
Communism and fascism --
Uses of power to convert, enslave, exploit, and massacre --
Organization --
Necessity and survival --
Necessity, law, and democracy --
Morals, ethics, and responsibilities --
The illusion of evil in sex --
Culture, cruelty, and categorical imperatives --
First principles of love --
Concepts of virtue and goodness --
The nature of moral judgments --
The ethical case for israel --
The nature of ethics --
Hate, the mark of homo --
The illusion of ethics in society --
The essentiality of law and order --
Humanism and human nature --
Duty, responsibility, and free will --
The outlook.

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