Man Is Condemned To Be Free

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher who is best known for his work in existentialism. In his famous work, Being and Nothingness, Sartre examines the nature of freedom and choice. His famous quote, “man is condemned to be free,” suggests that humans are burdened with the responsibility of making choices. This may seem like a … Read more

Ayer Freedom And Necessity Summary

Ayer, A.J. “Freedom and Necessity” is a philosophical work that explores the concepts of free will and determinism. Ayer argues that although we may feel that we have free will, our actions are actually determined by causal factors beyond our control. He uses the example of a person who intends to shoot a target but … Read more

The freedom to read

The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit “controversial” books and … Read more