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Alex Latta

Week 2 Liberalism September 16 2013What is LiberalismDefinitionoIt is a family of ideas that views the world through the prism of individual liberty oIt has two core principles moral equality of persons and tolerationMoral equality means human beings have reason are capable of directing their lives and deserve equal respect and dignity oValue in the western world people living their lives from the insideknow what choices are right for them and deserve equal respect for themToleration means noninterference in the freedom of others in so far as your freedom is not infringed uponoHave to accept diverse moral lifestyles oThere is a limit to toleration eg people playing music too loud infringes on your freedoms to sleep in your own houseoThis principle was a result of compromises among religious factions
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