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Freedom as a personal achievement

Wells, Russell Grahame


This essay is an enquiry into the significance of a phenomenon which I have called “Mystification”. A person is mystified when he has come to regard himself as something he is not; and in consequence, feeling that his actions must be fitting to this image of himself, he does not act in terms of what he wants, but rather in terms of what he thinks he wants. Therefore he is not free; for freedom consists in doing what one wants. It is helpful to think of a parable of the nineteenth century Hindu...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-07-30
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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