What is Freedom?

Derived from Old English, the term “freedom” is defined as the power of self-determination. Historically, it stands for our emancipation from slavery. (The term slave originated from the word “slav”. It was conceived during the ninth century, when the slavs, natives to large parts of Central Europe, were taken captive by Muslims from Spain) Conversely, from a philosophical perspective, freedom implies to live in a state of free will, but what does that actually mean? For example, when we walk into the local supermarket, we are free to purchase any…

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