6 – 7:30 pm
The values of liberty and equality are deeply rooted in American political culture and our tradition of political thought. Yet these values seem inevitably to conflict; we can have one only by limiting or regulating the other. We will consider whether this conflict can be resolved, and attempt to develop a philosophical understanding of freedom and equality. Readings are drawn from a variety of sources, including classical philosophical articulations of liberalism and its requirements, as well as Supreme Court decisions.
Kevin Robbins is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.
Ten sessions, $210.
Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom. University of Chicago Press, 2002. ISBN: 978-0226264219
Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty and Other Essays. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0199535736
Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN: 978-0674000780