The Yearning for Individual Freedom


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Essay #: 072578
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The beginning:
The Yearning for Individual Freedom
A debate among Marx, Weber and Durkheim
As society changed so too did the concepts of individual freedom. In their own time Marx, Weber and Durkheim all noted the change, but they could only reference that change in terms of what had been lacking in society before and the limitations that are inherent on individual freedom in any period in history. In this paper the concept of individual freedom will be explained from each philosophical perspective before a discussion section which will outline what this author thinks is the closest or most apt definition for individual freedom today.
Karl Marx
Marx held onto the view that an individual was shaped by,...
The end:
.....ndividual freedom has not been expressed or suggested by Marx, Weber or Durkheim, then does this mean that the individual will have to be left to sort it out for themselves?
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