Intellectual Freedom

Definition - What does Intellectual Freedom mean?

Intellectual freedom is the freedom to pursue knowledge and/or to study things that one wishes to pursue or study.

In the context of the law, intellectual freedom is allowed in the United States. However, in other nations, where the state controls what the population can learn and study, intellectual freedom is not allowed.

Justipedia explains Intellectual Freedom

Intellectual freedom is closely related to freedom of speech, which is granted to American citizens in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Many democratic societies value freedom of speech and intellectual freedom as core pillars of a free and open society.

Intellectual freedom allows ideas and information to flow freely through society as opposed to being regulated and censored by the government. The free press in America helps intellectual freedom to be optimized.

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