Berlin discusses distinction between negative and positive concepts of liberty. Negative liberty covers the area within which the individual can act without interference by other persons (169). Person is free when is unobstructed by other to do what he/she wish to do. Negative liberty is a “normal” sense of liberty. The positive concept of liberty… Continue reading Review: Two Concepts of Liberty by Isaiah Berlin
In The Liberalism of Fear, Shklar develops her view on political liberalism. Firstly, the author argues the main aim of liberalism is to secure political conditions that are necessary for exercise of political freedom (p.3). Liberalism does not have any particular doctrine and does not depend on specific religious or philosophical system of thought. On… Continue reading Response to Liberalism of Fear by Judith N. Shklar
“…if you are not like everybody else, then you are abnormal, if you are abnormal , then you are sick. These three categories, not being like everybody else, not being normal and being sick are in fact very different but have been reduced to the same thing” Michel Foucault, (2004) “Je suis un artificier”.
I am currently reading The Rabbit Back Literature Society about mutating books. I have just read something that is becoming my favourite book quote! 🙂 “Everybody comes to the library naked. That’s why they come here- to dress themselves in books”
My hometown in Poland has always been idyllic place for me. I spent beautiful childhood in that picturesque and tranquil little town. I still enjoy visiting my place. There is one thing that angers me though. I cannot stand the hypocrisy and arrogance of local Catholic Church. Do not get me wrong, I do not… Continue reading What is wrong with Catholic Church in Poland?
Recently I have posted review of A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other, which became one of my favorite books of 2016. Ralph Webster, the author, kindly accepted my guest post request and today is sharing with us what inspired him to write his father’s memoir. Enjoy reading! This winter Ralph has met… Continue reading Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other
I do not regret that I spent last days of 2016 on reading A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other because the book was the biggest surprise of the last year! We need more books like A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other because an accounts of people who… Continue reading A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other by Ralph Webster