4.4 The nature of freedom: Final assessment
'To be free is not to do what one pleases; it is to be master of oneself2'.
Discuss how notions of freedom, regulation and self-regulation are represented in a range of texts that you have studied.
In your answer you should choose texts composed for a variety of purposes and in a variety of media. Support your statements by looking carefully at context and language.
3. Emile Durkheim. Cited in Giddens, A., Capitalism and Modern Social Theory. Basil Blackwell, London. 1978
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