Re: Dynamic Individual Freedom

Ian Goddard (
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 21:00:09 -0400

At 02:11 PM 8/28/96 +0100, Sarah Marr wrote:

> I, too, cannot see huge differences between UIF and DIF,

IAN: The problem I see with "unlimited freedom" is that private
property is an integral feature of liberty and freedom. Private
property is defined by limits. If there are no limits to what I
can do -- that is, if I have unlimited freedom of action -- then
it follows that I can tread all over the property claims, i.e.,
the defined limits, of others.

If there is no right to private property I cannot even own my body.
If I cannot own my body, I cannot have freedom. Therefore unlimited
freedom for all localized beings is a contradiction. However, in a
nonlocal relm 'unlimited freedom' does have meaning. For example,
since identity is nonlocal, identity is unlimited and free,
where 'free' implies unbounded.

>> Rich Artym phrases this thus:
>> For me it [ dynamic ] conjures up:
>> Dynamic - growth, pro-active, ever changing, transformation
>> Individual - independent thought and action, importance of self
>> Freedom - more options, (life) expansion, individual rights

IAN: Good points. And 'dynamic' does not imply treading over other's space.

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