IAH Notes - Technology & Political Ideals 1. Utopian...

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1. Utopian Idealization a. Internet allows us to participate more directly in politics than we could in the past. 2. Constant a. Distinction between two concepts i. Ancient liberty: people voting and engaging directly in an assembly. 1. 2. Being able to participate involved a lot of time -> slavery 3. Sacrifice of individual rights/privacy ii. Modern Liberty: Enjoyment of personal liberties 1. Make choices free from interference by government because of laws 2. Almost no collective control or participation in government 3. 4. You count for less -> 1/1,000,000 / 1/100 1) Freedom as noninterference. 2) Republican Freedom 1) Space of activity that you can do what you want. 2) Collective participation in political decision making. *Can we have one without the other? 2) Not the same as democracy
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