Jacob Terneus

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Jacob Terneus is currently pursuing a master’s in Classics at the University of Kentucky. His interests include Milton’s Paradise Lost, the sublime, the numinous, and the nature of political philosophy.

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Perhaps the definition for freedom most commonly held in the West is some variation of the liberal ideal: “the ability to do what you want, so long as you do not encroach upon what belongs to another.”  This definition, however, leaves us with a difficulty: what about those circumstances when two conflicting interests clash?  Is it always possible to judge…