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History of Philosophy colloquium ‘Civil Liberty and Fundamental Rights: a Neo-Roman Approach’

15 January @ 15:15 - 17:00

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On Wednesday 15 January, the next History of Philosophy colloquium will be held at the University of Groningen. Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, University of London), will give a talk titled ‘Civil Liberty and Fundamental Rights: a Neo-Roman Approach’. All welcome. 15:15-17:00, 15 January Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, Room Omega. Abstract: This paper investigates two aspects of the neo-Roman theory of freedom. The first claims that to enjoy civil liberty is to possess the status of a free…
On Wednesday 15 January, the next History of Philosophy colloquium will be held at the University of Groningen. Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, University of London), will give a talk titled 'Civil Liberty and Fundamental Rights: a Neo-Roman Approach'. All welcome.    15:15-17:00, 15 January   Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, Room Omega.   Abstract:  This paper investigates two aspects of the neo-Roman theory of freedom.  The first claims that to enjoy civil liberty is to possess the status of a free person, and that this status consists in not being subject to the will of anyone else.  The second claims that the concept of fundamental rights is best understood as that list of co-exercisable liberties which must be secured to each of us if we are to possess the status of free persons.  Some objections that have lately been raised against these arguments are then considered and answered.  The paper ends by seeking to show that the espousal of a neo-Roman perspective might be the best means of addressing some current threats to civil liberties.   

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Date:
15 January
Time:
15:15 - 17:00

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Faculty of Philosophy, Room Omega, Oude Boteringestraat 52, University of Groningen, 9712 GL Groningen, The Netherlands
Oude Boteringestraat 52, University of Groningen, 9712 GL Groningen, The Netherlands
Groningen, Groningen 9712 GL The Netherlands
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On Wednesday 15 January, the next History of Philosophy colloquium will be held at the University of Groningen. Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, University of London), will give a talk titled ‘Civil Liberty and Fundamental Rights: a Neo-Roman Approach’. All welcome. 

 

15:15-17:00, 15 January

 

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, Room Omega.

 

Abstract:  This paper investigates two aspects of the neo-Roman theory of freedom.  The first claims that to enjoy civil liberty is to possess the status of a free person, and that this status consists in not being subject to the will of anyone else.  The second claims that the concept of fundamental rights is best understood as that list of co-exercisable liberties which must be secured to each of us if we are to possess the status of free persons.  Some objections that have lately been raised against these arguments are then considered and answered.  The paper ends by seeking to show that the espousal of a neo-Roman perspective might be the best means of addressing some current threats to civil liberties. 

 

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