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Unformatted text preview: April 11, 2008 LaBarge PHIL 8 Reading Question Constant, a thinker, had a very unique yet gripping view on the subjects of Ancient and Modern Liberty . Constant was fond of the idea of Modern Liberty in that it enabled the individual to be free and separate from society, which is not as possible in Ancient Liberty . Modern liberty is seen in the bill of rights and many different constitutions . It is currently being used, and is widely accepted. Some of these rights include the right to be free from arbitrary arrest and punishment, the right to choose any religion, the right to free speech, the right to move and associate freely, and the right to hold property . Constant believed that ancient liberty entailed partaking in government as well as sovereignty . Basically, the individual is subjected completely to the authority of the community as a whole . This idea lost its appeal to many modern thinkers because the individual has less power and is not able to use their creativity and ideas to the extent that...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2008 for the course PHIL 8 taught by Professor Labarge during the Spring '08 term at Santa Clara.
- Spring '08