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1994

Liberty and Tolerance

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Liberty And Tolerance, Raphael Cohen-Almagor Jan 1994

Liberty And Tolerance, Raphael Cohen-Almagor

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The underlying presupposition of the concept of freedom is that the doers are autonomous to assert themselves, to make critical reflections, and to lead their lives independently. A person whose autonomy is absent is said to be unfree. Thus, it has been argued that whatever we think ought to be included in what passes for a liberal view, the affirmation of a picture of individual political autonomy, and institutionalized tolerance for that autonomy, cannot be left out. Here I wish to expand on the relationships between liberty and autonomy.