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After reading the The Tragedy of the Commons, I have recognized that one of the most important themes for human being existence is the recognition of their necessity. It is possible to say that the simplest interpretation of this idea looks the following way – it is possible to justify the common issues only in the cases of the low-population density environment. After the total number of people has increased, the need of abandoning the commons in the set of aspects has occurred.  First of all, the commons in the enclosing farm land, food gathering and fishing, pastures and hunting areas have been abandoned. After that, the additional needs and. Consequently, the restrictions, have emerged.

Humans have started the recognition of the life importance from the food and after that the space for waste disposal has been abandoned. The sewerage disposal restrictions are still urgent for the developed world because human are still negatively impacted by the radioactive waste, disposal of toxins, exhaust etc.  “In a still more embryonic state, is our recognition of the evils of the commons in matters of pleasure” (Hardin, 1968). By this statement, the author has implied the noisy airliners, canned music and advertising. The core question, implied by this statement is the recognition by the humanity, and consequently the regulation of the interference with pleasure. The core reason for such a trend is the acceptance of punishment for pleasure and the existence of the Puritan guilt.

According to the opinion of the author, the liberty of human is influenced by the enclosure of the commons. It is possible to consider the “enclosure of the commons” in this case as the specific definition of the nobility, which has forced the yeoman farmers and peasant to the labour activities in the mines and factories.

 Also, it is important to put an emphasis on the fact that the humans are not disturbed by the past infringements due to the fact that it is not possible to realise the loss without possessing the particular liberties. Human rights and prerogatives are made conscious by the set of new infringements. The question about the concern of freedom and its meaning is asked by Hardin. He considers that additional units of freedom occurred after people have outlawed the robbery “Individuals locked into the logic of the commons are free only to bring on universal ruin; once they see the necessity of mutual coercion, they become free to pursue other goals” (Hardin, 1968). Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel has been quoted by Hardin in this context: “Freedom is the recognition of necessity.”

Hardin considers that one of the major and most important current necessities of humanity is the commons in breeding abandoning. The additional emphasis is put on the fact that the overpopulation does not have the technical solution. Also the concern of the conscience propagandizing is emphasised by the author in the light of the following issues: in order to reach the negotiating coercion there is no need of hard working. People should avoid such temptation because the in the long run, the disappearance of conscience is selected by the appeal to conscience and, consequently, the anxiety in the short run is increased in such manner.

That is why it is possible to make a conclusion that the author has mainly implied the fact that it is the only way for the human to “nurture other and more precious freedoms” (Hardin, 1968)  and that the educative process should “reveal to all the necessity of abandoning the freedom to breed” (Hardin, 1968).


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