Graduate course “Perspectives on Social Freedom: Core issues in Political Philosophy” now open for registrations

About the topic
Freedom is one of the most cherished values of our times, if not the most. There are, however, a number of different concepts of freedom. Isaiah Berlin famously distinguished between negative freedom and positive freedom – roughly speaking freedom as non-interference and autonomy. Philip Pettit and Quentin Skinner defend republican freedom as a third concept. In this course, all these kinds of freedom are discussed as well as their interrelations, their applications, and their significance in political contexts. Topics that play a particular central role in the course include freedom and its value; the societal pathologies of freedom; collective freedom, group rights, and self-determination; the relation between liberal and republican freedom; and the role that conceptions of the good life play in justice as fairness on the one hand and the capability approach on the other.More information can be found at http://www.ozsw.nl/perspectives-on-social-freedom-core-issues-in-political-philosophy-2013/.

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