What is the meaning of liberty according to you?In philosophy, liberty is often used synonymously and every democratic society has evolved over the concept of individual freedom time and again. There are many theories with some classifications like one that came in the time of the 17th century that characterizes liberty with freedom of speech and freedom of worship with no intervention of state and the state should interfere only when it sees the impediments in the path of achievement of freedom. This theory seemed to be really good in the paper but the industrial revolution eventually showed some other face of the philosophy with economic disparity among the people. Then some philosophers demanded to have the intervention of the state through taxation and other such measures to check the freedom of the privileged few. There are many bold philosophers who just measure liberty as one's own action rather than taking account of social equations but some philosophers think otherwise like Amartya Sen for example who advocates the capacity building of individuals through welfare through education, services, and other such things so that they can think for their own good.
The concept is pretty wide but we do have our own sense of liberty we wish to have. I request the members to mention their point of view.