Core Themes of Liberalism

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What are the 5 core themes of Liberalism?
Freedom, Individual, Justice, Toleration, Reason
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What do they think of freedom?
Humans should have the ability to act as they wish without society restraining them
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What is positive freedom?
The state intervenes in order to promote freedom
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What is another name for this kind of government?
The enabling state
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What is negative freedom?
Where the individual is left alone to act as they wish without constraints from the government
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What is another name for this kind of government?
The nightwatchman state
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What do they thing of justice?
There should be a moral standard of fairness and impartiality exercised over every individual in the same way
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What is social justice?
The notion of fair or justifiable distribution of wealth and rewardsi n society
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What do they believe about the individual?
Every individual is unique and all individuals are equally valuable
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What do they believe about reason?
All humans have the capacity to rationally take charge of their own lives
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What do they believe about toleration?
We should accept the views of others unconditionally, even when they differ from our own
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