Katrin Flikschuh/ Simon Glendinning

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Wednesday 25 April 2012, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Katrin Flikschuh, Reader in Modern Political Theory, Government Department, LSE

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

What does it mean to have an ‘innate right to freedom’? Is the innate right to freedom a natural right? Is it the role of the state to protect individual freedom rights? The session examined Kant’s remarks on the innate right to freedom of each in the Introduction of the Doctrine of Right, querying recent interpretations of the ‘innate’ as a ‘natural’ right.