1200 Political Philosophy Notes

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Unformatted text preview: As rational organism we have the ability to pick up on what is good for us. A state authority must allow people to have this sort of freedom. What we think is good we might bring harm to others,directly or indirectly. The state of authority has the ability to stop us from acting freely, if that free act is going to bring harm to others. John Stuart Mill A Classical Liberal Answer 1. The state ruling in a civilized society is necessary to protect people form harm. It may interfere with individual liberty when harm is likely to result to others from our actions. 2. While the state may intervene against harm with self-regarding action 3. Individuals may do whatever they desire to do, so long as they are not harming others. Liberty has to be given or grow up in us. Are you free to read a particul...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2014 for the course PHIL 1200 taught by Professor Patrickmichaelwalsh during the Winter '13 term at Manitoba.

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