THE FREEDOM AS A FRUIT OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: OPERATIONALIZATION OF LIBERTY AND DEMYSTIFICATION OF FREEDOM Cover Image

THE FREEDOM AS A FRUIT OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: OPERATIONALIZATION OF LIBERTY AND DEMYSTIFICATION OF FREEDOM
THE FREEDOM AS A FRUIT OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: OPERATIONALIZATION OF LIBERTY AND DEMYSTIFICATION OF FREEDOM

Author(s): Nikola Ilievski, Goran Ilik
Subject(s): Civil Society, Comparative politics, Politics and Identity
Published by: Institute for Research and European Studies - Bitola
Keywords: freedom; individual liberty; liberalism; individual space; individual action

Summary/Abstract: This paper is qualitative and theoretical research of the concept of freedom, perceived through different epistemological traditions. The research focus is laid on the phenomenon of freedom in the frames of liberal ontological and epistemological tradition, freedom as a derivative of the individual liberty, and how the individual liberty remains a precondition for evolving freedom. The beginning is characterized as a comparison between the different freedom traditions, starting with collective freedom traditions, following individualist freedom traditions and finalizing with operationalization of individual liberty. The process of operationalization of liberty, or presenting it as an organizational and regulation principle, leads to demystification of freedom in individualistic traditions, and indicates its tight connection with individual liberty.

  • Issue Year: II/2016
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 27-37
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English