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- Economic liberty and human flourishing: Perspectives from political philosophy
- Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- AEI, Twelfth Floor 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
While it is widely accepted that human flourishing requires political liberty, the role of economic liberty has received comparatively little attention. Some writers and thinkers believe that political liberty is paramount; others have argued that economic liberty surpasses political liberty in its importance to human flourishing.
Join us at AEI as a panel of leading contemporary scholars of political philosophy explore the importance of economic liberty through the perspectives of some of the greatest thinkers in Western civilization — Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and John Stuart Mill — and discuss why these thinkers’ insights matter for current public policy discussions.
If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.
Michael R. Strain, AEI
Richard Boyd, Georgetown University
Peter B. Josephson, Saint Anselm College
John T. Scott, University of California, Davis
Stan Veuger, AEI
Wine and Cheese Reception
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