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25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / e. Freedom of lifestyle

[freedom to live in whatever manner you please]

33 ideas
Bondage and liberation are relative terms, which only frighten those already terrified of the universe [Anon (Cent)]
One principle of liberty is to take turns ruling and being ruled [Aristotle]
It is not good to be too free [Pascal]
The freest state is a rational one, where people can submit themselves to reason [Spinoza]
Freedom is not absence of laws, but living under laws arrived at by consent [Locke]
Freedom in society is ability to do what is right, and not having to do what is wrong [Montesquieu]
Like rich food, liberty can ruin people who are too weak to cope with it [Rousseau]
Appetite alone is slavery, and self-prescribed laws are freedom [Rousseau]
Schiller speaks obsessively of freedom throughout his works [Schiller, by Berlin]
Mill defends freedom as increasing happiness, but maybe it is an intrinsic good [Wolff,J on Mill]
Utilitarianism values liberty, but guides us on which ones we should have or not have [Mill, by Wolff,J]
True freedom is pursuing our own good, while not impeding others [Mill]
Individuals are not accountable for actions which only concern themselves [Mill]
Blocking entry to an unsafe bridge does not infringe liberty, since no one wants unsafe bridges [Mill]
Pimping and running a gambling-house are on the border between toleration and restraint [Mill]
Restraint for its own sake is an evil [Mill]
The free development of each should be the condition for the free development of all [Marx/Engels]
Saints want to live as they desire, or not to live at all [Nietzsche]
Berlin distinguishes 'negative' and 'positive' liberty, and rejects the latter [Berlin, by Swift]
The idea of liberation suggests there is a human nature which has been repressed [Foucault]
Freedom needs autonomy (rather than causal independence) - embracing our own desires and choices [Frankfurt]
Liberty Principle: everyone has an equal right to liberties, if compatible with others' liberties [Rawls]
Negative liberty is incoherent; all liberties, to do and to be, require the prevention of interference [Nussbaum]
Political freedom is an incoherent project, because some freedoms limit other freedoms [Nussbaum]
The most valuable liberties to us need not be the ones with the most freedom [Kymlicka]
Ancient freedom was free participation in politics, not private independence of life [Kymlicka]
Nowadays we identify the free life with the good life [Gray]
Liberty principles can't justify laws against duelling, incest between siblings and euthanasia [Wolff,J]
Either Difference allows unequal liberty, or Liberty makes implementing Difference impossible [Wolff,J]
Capabilities are part of freedom, involving real opportunities [Sen]
Freedom can involve capabilities, independence and non-interference [Sen]
Maybe a freedom is from a restraint, and also in order to do something [Swift]
Freedom may work against us, as individuals can choose to leave, and make fewer commitments [Harari]