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Cognitive Liberty

Cognitive Liberty is fundamental to Freedom of Thought!

Cognitive Liberty can be seen to be a part of the inherent dignity of human beings.

Cognitive Liberty – freedom of sovereign control over one's own consciousness, the "right to mental self-determination."

It has been argued to be both an extension of, and the principle underlying, the right to freedom of thought.

Though a relatively recently defined concept, many theorists see cognitive liberty as being of increasing importance as technological advances in neuroscience allow for an ever-expanding ability to directly influence consciousness.

Cognitive liberty is not a recognized right in any international human rights treaties, but has gained a limited level of recognition in the United States, and is argued to be the principle underlying a number of recognized rights.

Freedom from interference:

to refrain from non-consensually interfering with an individual's cognitive processes seeks to protect individuals from having their mental processes altered or monitored without their consent or knowledge, "setting up a defensive wall against unwanted intrusions."

Free to Self Determine: to ensure that individuals have the freedom to alter or enhance their own consciousness.

Cognitive liberty seeks to protect an individual’s right to determine their own state of mind and be free from external control over their state of mind.


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