Facets of Freedom: A Moral and Political Analysis

By: Joy Vazhayil

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Freedom is a simple idea in experience, but complex in analysis. The traditional free-will problem has been a subject of great philosophical debate. The ideas of moral freedom and moral responsibility have been greater puzzles in the history of thought. During the early period of the rise of modern science, a deterministic universe under the region of Universal Law of Causation was postulated leaving no scope for human freedom. However, with the advent of Modern Physics and Quantum causality, it was found that in a world not too rigorously determined by classical causality, there is scope for freedom to actualize new possibilities. This analysis illuminates the ideas of moral freedom, creative freedom and moral responsibility by the fame of quantum causality. Thereafter, the most important aspect of freedom of individual in society, namely, political freedom is considered in detail. It is an idea which is conceptually simple and operationally complex. The problem of power in civil societies and the harmonization of freedom and justice is analyzed. Conceptualization of justice in different forms of social organization has been carried out. The criterion for the comparison of civil societies is the maximization of liberty and justice with the minimal exercise of power. Various political systems have been compared and contrasted using this criterion. It is found that the existence of a democratic mechanism is an essential element of any Political Utopia. However, modern democracies all over the world have not been able to achieve a political optimization of the liberty-justice-power triad. An analysis of the factors relating to this, points to the direction of evolution of civil societies for a third democratic transformation. The analysis of the various facets of moral and political freedom requires an inter-disciplinary approach. Such an approach can greatly illuminate the inter linkages of these traditional problems. The book clarifies many of the issues involved. The thinking mind can explore the ideas with great conceptual clarity within an analytical framework. The book will provide the students of Philosophy, Physics, Psychology and Politics with a deeper insight into some of the basic problems of their respective specializations. At the same time, the general reader will find it enriching by gaining an insight into some fundamental issues of the essence of human existence. Printed Pages: 169.

Title: Facets of Freedom: A Moral and Political Analysis

Author Name: Joy Vazhayil

Categories: India, Politics,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 1997

ISBN: 8170226759

ISBN 13: 9788170226758

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112074

Keywords: Facets of Freedom: A Moral and Political Analysis Joy Vazhayil