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Social Space: from Freedom to Freedom of Movement

Summary: Social Space: from Freedom to
Freedom of Movement
Diederik Aerts
Center Leo Apostel.
Brussels Free University,
Brussels, Belgium.
The first man who, after he had enclosed a piece of land, had the
idea of saying "this is mine", and encountered people who were
simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of the political
society. How much crime, war and murder, how much misery
and terror the human race would have been saved if someone had
pulled out the posts or filled in the ditch and called out to his
fellow humans, "guard against listening to that cheat; you will
be lost if you forget that the fruits are for everyone, and that the
Earth belongs to no one."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau in `Du Contrat Social'
Since ancient times, everyone has longed for an idyll, for that
garden where nightingales sing, that harmonious domain where
the world is not strange to man and man not strange to other


Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


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