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Freedom: Liberty is the quality individuals have to control their own actions. Different concepts of liberty articulate the relationship of individuals to society in different ways. Some concepts relate to life under a social contract, existence in an imagined state of nature, and therefore define the active exercise of freedom and rights essential to liberty in corresponding ways. Understanding liberty involves how we imagine, and structure, individual's roles and responsibilities in society in terms of free will and determinism, which involves the larger domain of metaphysics.
Classical liberal concepts of liberty typically consist of freedoms of individuals from outside compulsion or coercion, also known as negative liberty. This conception of liberty, which coincides with the libertarian point-of-view, suggests that people should, must, and ought to behave according to their own free will, and take responsibility for their actions. In contrast, social liberal conceptions of liberty (positive liberty) place an emphasis upon social structure and agency and is therefore directed toward ensuring egalitarianism. In feudal societies, a "liberty" was an area of allodial land where the rights of the ruler or monarch were waived.

About the Place

This statue is located in Puerto Madeiro in a plaza named Reina de Hollanda.
It was opened in August 2004 and has an area of ​​4100 m2, 1750 m2 of which comprise an area of ​​lawn. The land was donated by the Corporación Antiguo Puerto Madero and the funds for its construction were provided by 19 Dutch companies.

The central water mirror evokes the characteristic canals of the Netherlands and integrates two distinct spaces. On the one hand, there is the area bordering the boardwalk, turned into a civic square that allows the development of cultural and recreational activities. The floor of this space offers an extra attraction, because it is covered with cobblestones that belonged to the old port of Buenos Aires.

The other is a green space where they grow plants and trees native to the Netherlands: marigolds, which is the national flower of the country-, birch and maple. In addition, there is a curtain of poplars that fall under the silos buildings still preserved.

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