What Is Freedom? 


The Challenge of Determinism

Freedom in Modern Philosophy

Reclaiming Freedom

Sartre 1946   Existentialism Is a Humanism

E.Fromm  Escape from Freedom  Chapter 5    

The Grand Inquisitor

Frederick DOUGLASS

Master / Slave

Mill  On Liberty

Berlin  Two Concepts of Liberty

DENNETT's written critique of Harris

Simone, Ethics

How Fascism Works

What Is Enlightenment?

FreeWill, Determinism, Suicide

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Dialectical thinking  refers to the ability to view issues from multiple perspectives and to arrive at the most economical reasonable reconciliation of seemingly contradictory information or postures.

DIALECTICAL ... Writing, arguing, thinking by means of dialogue, discussion, debate, whether between people or in one mind ... a method that systematically weighs contradictory facts or ideas with a view to the resolution of their real or apparent contradictions ... like looking at "both sides" of any issue, trying to fit them together.

 DETERMINISM  --  Philosophical doctrine that everything in the world including human action is the inevitable consequence of preceding states of affairs and natural Laws. Thus there is no human freedom. Can also be called  Conditioning or Causation or Causality,  and specifically, the Principle of Sufficient Reason. The most extreme variety is fatalism.

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Waking Life

UN Declaration      /      US Bill of Rights

FDR Four Freedoms

Berlin study guide

 Berlin     /   2

  Master/Slave Dialectic

  what is freedom? youtube

  self-enslavement, youtube

Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will?

youtube     SAM HARRIS      another  Harris

DENNETT  youtube   video 1    /   video   /   video  3

         bloody cartoons

Sartre  Road to Freedom  documentary

             Manufacturing Consent   clip

             Tristan Harris   TED

            Paradox of Choice  TED

            truth about freedom  TED

            are you truly free?  TED

             MILL video

          MILL and Euthanasia

           Harm Principle

             Sartre's Choice

             FD             Orwell        SIMONE             Zimbardo

               FD/TJ Rap            Harris / Dennett audio debate                 

                  Erich Fromm  excerpts

             the Allure of Submission

         Libet Experiment

        Intro. Existentialism 

          Sartre on Sincerity

       Spencer Fascist...   Audio    Video

        Heil Trump              UVA!

                   Man's Search for Meaning   by Viktor E. Frankl

"Everything can be taken from a man but ...the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." p.104   "There is also purpose in life ... in man's attitude to his existence, an existence restricted by external forces." p.106



Why Free Will debate never ends...

Why everyone values freedom

The inner nature of freedom

No such thing as free will!

Zizek on freedom

Wm. James   Dilemma of Determinism


 Existential Lexicon  

More Existential Vocab.   

first selection from The Present Moment

Kierkegaard  1846    The Present Moment 

Kierkegaard and Xanax?

Can Dostoevsky Still Kick You in the Gut?

Dostoyevsky    1864       Notes From Underground  (Part 1 only)

Nietzsche 1888-1889       from      The Twilight of the Idols ....

Reason in Philosophy    /     Morality as Anti-Nature      /     What I Owe the Ancients
from Ecce Homo     -      Why I am A Destiny

      The Madman (God is Dead?!)

Simone de Beauvoir 1947   The Ethics of Ambiguity

Heidegger 1955        Memorial Address

Ctritchley's blogs on   Being and Time
                                  Heidegger on Death
Nietzsche :  Perspectives 
The Twilight of the Idols
The Genealogy of Morals

Kierkegaard 1843 Either/Or (Squashed Version)
Kierk.  "The Sickness Unto Death"
Kierk.  "Fear and Trembling"

On Heidegger's Nazism and Philosophy
Heidegger Rector's Address

Kierk. explains the Self
Kierk. BBC pt.1, start at 9:00
    Kierk. BBC pt.2

Philosophy Dictionary
Philosophy Encyclopedia
Epistemology Library
Squashed Philosophers
Selections from Kierkegaard
Kierk. 3 Stages on Life's Way

Nietzsche on Hardship
Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil
Heidegger: Thinking the Unthinkable
Sartre: The Road to Freedom