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Mamlok, Dan – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
The concept of freedom is one of the key ideas in political philosophy. In a liberal society one can do, live, and like whatever he/she pleases, but at the same time there are certain constraints on the individual that balance between one's desires and the common good. In this paper, the author examines the notion of freedom in the age of digital…
Descriptors: Freedom, Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Social Responsibility
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Mamlok, Dan – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2015
The allegory of the cave illustrates one of the central problems in philosophy: the gap between reality as it appears to be and the reality in itself. The allegory of prisoners in the cave, as opposed to being free out of the cave, symbolizes the gap between illusion and truth--between the thing and the thing in itself. The moment of getting out…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Figurative Language, Global Approach, Commercialization