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Jake Bekermus Freshman Seminar Liberty for Whom 92401 Mary Lefkowitz the editor of Womens Life in Greece and Rome depicts the idea from Dr Orlando Paterson of freedom in Liberty for Whom She compares or relates the relationship between slaves and women and the view of male citizens in Western societies She asks who has more liberty or freedom the slaves or the women In Orlando Pattersons work he refers to Socrates belief that For Greek men as opposed to men in Egypt or Mesopotamia the ideal existence was not perfect obedience but the Examined life which left choices and moral judgments up to each individual Patterson thought of slavery as a positive act because it showed men what their freedom really means Men that know this gift of freedom that is given to them do not have to be obedient because they have no master A man now has no choice but to act on his own morals and values This has caused the society of the world to act and think using their own ethics to form belief systems This is why some men were given the freedom to vote but slaves were not Slaves must be obedient therefore they have no ability to make their own choices Therefore Orlando Patterson and Socrates believed that if slaves were able to think more independently then they would not be slaves Many arguments are brought into play when hearing the previous statement First I dont believe that slavery is the answer to realizing the importance of thinking for yourself Hopefully man can understand and appreciate the gift of free thinking with out having to see the alternative Man has been given the gift of thought he can believe or imagine any thing he desires This is the greatest gift ever given to any one So with the ability to think why would man not think for himself and use his own opinions If man were
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