Monday, December 29, 2008

The Downside of Freedom

My big post for the day at Upturned Earth discusses the great paradox that is human freedom - it can often have some pretty unpleasant results and can even provide a breeding ground for ideas that are antithetical to freedom to the point that under some circumstances freedom can bring about its own downfall. I discuss a couple of common solutions to this paradox, and argue that both the best and worst thing about human freedom is that it provides a mirror of ourselves.

I think it's a pretty good read, so please read it here.