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Independence of Mind
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Independence of Mind

Timothy Macklem

Abstract

The fundamental freedoms, of speech, conscience, privacy, and religion are now an essential part of contemporary society, set down in our most basic laws and regularly invoked in our political and cultural debates. These freedoms are vital in securing the spaces and opportunities within which people can pursue their own lives in their own ways. Independence of Mind takes this accepted thought further by exploring the ways in which the fundamental freedoms help us to achieve something even more profound, by enabling us to arrive at beliefs, convictions and voices of our own, so that we truly co ... More

Keywords: fundamental freedoms, freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, privacy, independence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199535446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535446.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Macklem, author
Professor of Jurisprudence, King's College London

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