The price and purpose of freedom, Identity and Values, Discussion 8

  • The necessity and role of freedom in human life. For what purpose, why and from what do we want to be free?
  • The relationship between freedom and identity. Free will, image, and likeness of God. Determinism and fatalism.
  • The direction and responsibility of freedom. Goodness, morality, and truth.

«And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free» (John 8:32).
«Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom» (B. Franklin).

  • Inner or spiritual freedom. The ideal of a liberated human.
  • False freedom and delusions.
  • Freedom as a courage to live, think and create. Freedom as a bridge to the unknown and hidden. Freedom as a key to innovation and creativity.
  • Education and freedom.