Hard-Heartedness, Freedom of Expression, and the Romantic Response | Newberry

Hard-Heartedness, Freedom of Expression, and the Romantic Response

Monday, February 9, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. David Park, Lake Forest College
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

The modern tradition of freedom of expression stems from Western religious traditions. What we call the classical liberal tradition today represents an adaptation of Christian thought, blended with market-derived doctrine. This seminar will establish the historical development of the liberal tradition in freedom of expression, and match this tradition with what has emerged as its contemporary other: a school of thought here identified as romanticism. This seminar will address the following questions: From what sources did the tradition of freedom of expression emerge? What assumptions regarding individuals, societies, and democracies inform our tradition of freedom of expression? And what assumptions inform the critics of freedom of expression?

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration for all Newberry Teachers’ Consortium seminars opens September 4, 2014.

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