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WHAT IS FREEDOM?

What is freedom?  Is a state of mind?  Is it a relationship with the government?  Or with cultural entities (church, family, cultural norms)?  We will discuss these questions along with any others that crop up during the discussion.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    From a purely philosophical perspective I don't think people should automatically assume freedom is a positive thing. No logical reason to equate it with happiness or satisfaction. Nothing in philo.,science or art says that the truth we seek is automatically going to be warm and fuzzy. The general public wants warm and fuzzy, but the philosopher should attempt far more objectivity.

    May 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice people, interesting comments.

    May 7, 2014

  • eric

    I hope you can make it, but if not, we will hopefully see you on May 21 at Panera. I like your definition of freedom.

    May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't know if I'll make this one, got a sailboat to launch tomorrow. But if you'll allow me to use someone else's answer to the question posited...,
    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose". (Good song writers, like poets, are philosophers.)

    2 · May 5, 2014

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