is the value of liberty disregarded through constraints

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Ronald H

 

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June 17, 2015

 

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In the negative sense, liberty "involves an answer to the question 'What is the area within which the subject -- a person or group of persons -- is or should be left to do or be what he is able to do or be, without interference by other persons". Some philosophers, such as Skorupski, have disagreed on the extent of this realm while accepting the main point that liberty defines that realm in which one may act unobstructed by others...
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In living a life, humans pursue the values of certain objects, be they concrete or abstract. However, the pursuit of any value has various conditions. In order to protect the agent from unjustified interference whilst simultaneously preventing them from harming others, we establish not only a principle of liberty to support the agent but also moral principles to constrain him in the case where his action or inaction affects the justice of others...
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