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June 11th, 2013

Isaiah Berlin on Two Concepts of Liberty

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

June 11th, 2013

Isaiah Berlin on Two Concepts of Liberty

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Sarah Fine/ Kristina Musholt

Tuesday 11 June 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Sarah Fine, Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

In the years since Isaiah Berlin delivered his famous lecture, Two Concepts of Liberty, his argument has been subject to sustained philosophical critique. So why should we continue to read Berlin’s lecture? What do we learn from it? Does it contain positive lessons or only cautionary tales? Sarah Fine argued that its most important lessons are not about the nature of liberty, but about the very discipline of philosophy.

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