Essays Tagged: "individual freedom"

Existentialist Darwism and Neo-isolationist Rejection in Camus' "The Stranger"

l component of Camus' literary genre. WOW!Camus's The Stranger is a grim profession that choice and individual freedom areintegral components of human nature, and the commitment and responsibility tha ... the idealsof justice by failing to recognize that personal freedom and choice are '...the essence ofindividual existence and the deciding factor of one's morality.2'The execution of Meursault at the c ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

short essay on B.F. Skinner and Freud and their theories

how to eliminate what heknows as problematic rests on his prescription of dismissing the notion of individualfreedom. Skinner does not only say that the concept of individual freedom is a farce. Heta ... and states that the search for it is where society has gone wrong. Hewants no part in the quest for individual freedom. If we give up this illusion, says Skinner,we can condition everyone to act in ac ...

(3 pages) 178 1 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Existentialism in the early 19th Century. Speaks of writers and philosophers.

iters can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice.Moral Indivi ... same for everyone; insofar as one approaches moral perfection, one resembles other morally perfect individuals. The 19th-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, who was the first writer ...

(6 pages) 465 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society

mental confinement. This theme is particularly thought-provoking when read in today's context where individual freedom is one of our most cherished rights. This analysis will focus on two primary issu ... epression--a slight hysterical tendency' and in doing so, diminishes her complaints and demeans her individuality. His prescribed treatment is worse than the disease; every hour is scheduled, she is f ...

(5 pages) 237 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A term paper on Democracy

of America Democracy is that all people are of equal worth, even if not of equal ability.Limits of Individual FreedomEven though by definition, America is a "free" country. There are certain limitati ... tected by the Bill of Rights." The Supreme Court makes decisions in the area of civil liberties and individual rights, these decisions often show the tension between liberty and order in a free societ ...

(3 pages) 155 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Congress of Vienna

0's. They were Liberalism and conservatism. Leberalism is a philosophy that supports guarantees for individual freedom, political change, and social reform. At the time of the Congress of Vienna, Libe ...

(1 pages) 83 0 1.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


for equality of the people. Democratic social conditions cultivate attitudes of petty materialism, individualism, a cult to conformity to mass opinion and culture, and an insatiable and debased lust ... conformity to mass opinion and culture, and an insatiable and debased lust for equality. Over time, individual freedom, human dignity, and political democracy can be threatened by the consequences of ...

(15 pages) 233 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

America's True Dream

multiple examples of dictators, emperors', Pharaohs', and Kings' finding power through dominance of individual freedom. They controlled lands, travel, waterways, and food supplies, hitting at the most ... dered by governmental restraint and abuses. Some say this dream is but a myth because it has failed individuals repeatedly in their quest for personal power and glory, while simultaneously allowing th ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How did the Declaration of Rights and Man grow out of the Englightenment? In France did the French Revolution come from the ideas of the Englightenment?

ights of Man and Citizen stated the principles of the new society in France. These ideas called for individual human rights and grew out of the Enlightenment. A mix of many rich new ideas allowed lega ... Enlightenment. A mix of many rich new ideas allowed legal equality, representative government, and individual freedom. The calling for liberty from enlightened thinkers and monarchs also led to The D ...

(4 pages) 109 0 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

Albert Camus (author of The Stranger) and Existentialism .

-Albert CamusExistentialism was a movement of the 19th and 20th centuries that primarily focused on individual existence, subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Most philosophers since ancient ... century Danish philosopher, Soreen Kierkgaard, reacted against this tradition. He insisted that the individual's highest good is to find his or her own unique moral vocation. Although existentialism e ...

(1 pages) 82 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

What is your own understanding of freedom? Do you believe freedom is an individual or communal ideal? What is true freedom?

oes freedom exist without restraints, if it does exist?Freedom for Mills speaks of the rights of an individual. Mills concept is focused more on individual liberty and not as much as community-based a ... lacks from mental and physical slavery. These two men have shown us an example of both communal and individual freedom.For the average thinker, freedom is more of an individual ideal. One must be free ...

(3 pages) 168 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and and "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin

esents two women, Louise and Charlotte, who tries to overcome their controlling husbands to achieve individual freedom. The stories were both feminist. Webster's dictionary defines feminism as the bel ... trol. The women in the stories tries to overcome their controlling husbands and struggles for their individual freedom.

(5 pages) 206 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Individual freedom.

Individual FreedomHow important is the freedom of the individual? In the present societies, people a ... sociation and so on. John Stuart Mill, an 19th century European philosopher wrote extensively about individual liberty. Mill argued that the society should have minimal interference on the liberty of ... inimal interference on the liberty of the individual and should only do so in order to promote true individual development. Mill is concerned with progressive liberalism; the aim is to promote individ ...

(11 pages) 139 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Individual freedoms are under attack due to intrusion by government into our daily lives.

Today many of our individual freedoms are under attack due to intrusion by government into our daily lives. I am going ... intend to show what our theme states, that banning smoking is an immoral and impractical attack on individual freedom. I am therefore arguing even organizations such as Quit Australia and the AMA cal ... ustralia and the AMA call for other means of controlling smoking and not banning, due to erosion of individual rights.We are not just talking about banning smoking in certain areas such as aeroplanes ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as a Hero's Quest

rry Finn: is a novel that illustrates the social limitations which American Civilization imposes on individual freedom (Smith.1985, p.47-49)."Huck is on a hero's quest of self-identification, and in t ... ossing of the first threshold is when the hero metaphorically dies and is reborn as a new person or individual. The hero is then transported to his her destination, the belly of the whale.The hero tak ...

(6 pages) 74 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.

ff, which is her elixier of life, cannot be satisfied. If she opts for true love, she will lose her individual freedom. This dilemma creates in Catherine an inner conflict, which leads to her death.Ca ...

(5 pages) 62 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The relationship between the philosophy of Plato and the psychology of Freud.

about the mind and the soul and how it is constructed to work hand in hand. According to Plato, all individuals possess instinctive knowledge that tells us about the things we experience in our world. ... making it hard to be realized. Freud was a biological scientist, more interested in the working of individual psychology than in group dynamics. In Freud's pieces his goal is to increase (even if onl ...

(6 pages) 134 0 4.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

'Discuss Atwood's presentation of "Gilead in the first seventy-six" pages of the novel'

l influence and using propaganda to further its ideas as a society, ruling by force and restricting individual freedom. The Gileadean regime regards the Church to be of the highest authority, Puritani ... tion and status. The name 'Commander' reveals not only the rank but also the high regard that these individuals demand, indicating that they possibly had something to do with the founding of Gilead an ...

(9 pages) 43 2 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A short essay looking at the free market system of the US and how it affects the quality of life of Americans.

f life. A free market system legally gives everyone the same chance to succeed, and allows for more individual freedom than any other economic system. The concept of the 'invisible hand' of self inter ...

(3 pages) 155 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Ethics Of Genetic Engineering

possibility of choosing among alternatives, Williams suggested that we ground our understanding of individual freedom in morality. In this view, human freedom is enhanced as one "lives truthfully." T ... ly concerned with being, or existing. It is also concerned with doing or choosing, but only as such individual actions harmonize with an already existing schema of existence When the act of choosing r ...

(5 pages) 82 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects