To Have Intellectual Freedom Or To Be Censored

Topic: Should intellectual freedom be restricted? Should laws censor the freedom of thought?
Although there are many counter arguments about the subject of the intellectual freedom, there is a simple truth that can not be forgotten. Every person should have the right to express his/her feelings and thoughts, as intellectual freedom is the basic freedom of human beings. If anyone doesn’t have this freedom, he/she can not have any others. As the definition made by John B. Harer (1992:3) states, “intellectual freedom is a complex conceptualizing of the human right to hold truths, ideas, opinions, and beliefs freely and without control and to express such thoughts so that ...

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according to Harer (1992:26) Furthermore, when you limit the freedoms, you prevent everything that can be used for the good of human beings, as no freedom means no development.
From the beginning of the existence of human beings, intellectual freedom has been seen as an inevitable fact of his/her life. So intellectual freedom - as a part human life- by experiencing many changes in different periods of the history, has also evolved itself. As Bekir Özgen (1994:20-27) expresses in his book ‘Düşünce Özgürlüğü ve Laiklik’that, “Özgür düşüncenin insan kafasına yerleşmesi uzun zaman almıştır. Kolay olmamıştır. Çünkü insan her zaman bir ‘otoriteye bağımlılık’ duymuştur . . . . İlkçağda akıl, özgür olmaya öncelikle Yunan ve Roma’da başlamıştır. . . . Ortaçağ bir tür karanlıklar çağ olmuş, düşünce tutsaklaştırılmıştır. Daha sonra Avrupa’da meydana gelen Rönesans ve Reform ile akıl aydınlığa çıkmış, Aydınlanma Çağ ile birlikte hurafe ve kör inançların yerine özgür düşünce ve bilimsel ...

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majority show that people are against the idea of censorship, some of the laws of the Turkish Constitution should be changed in order to make people benefit from their basic democratic rights. But like in every field, there are some people and groups that support censorship not intellectual freedom. They give their reasons such as to provide the motherland’s and the nation’s indivisible wholeness and stability for the imperialistic supports, and another perspective, my side of the matter.
Intellectual freedom, which involves the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, and the right to assembly, has ...

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Added: 12/5/2004 06:47:21 AM
Category: Government
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