It is common for ideologies to be supported by one or a few ideas that exercise the dogma on which the conceptual edifice of ideology is built. Political liberty is the foundation of liberalism, one of the most influential currents of thought that the world has seen and whose reason for being is the defense of individual liberty against any power, particularly that of the State. This text analyzes the origin and historical development of political liberty, trying to show that it is not an innate concept of man, but rather that it has an appearance that can be located at various times in Western history, and its motivations can be traced in the ideological needs of groups such as the ancient Greeks or the Church. The conclusion reached is that political liberty is not a scientifically justifiable concept, but a dogma. However, it is argued that it is a useful dogma for civilized social coexistence.
|Translated title of the contribution||Politic liberty as a philosophical-religious creation: : A necessary lie|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Aquin@s. Scriptum Scientiam.|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2021|