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Philosophy Colloquium: Citizenship and the Problem of Freedom
Start Date: 3/26/2013Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/26/2013End Time: 2:15 PM

Event Description:
A Philosophy Colloquium event featuring Charles Mahdy & Jeppe von Platz.

Focusing on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract. In this presentation, the speakers discuss how individual freedom can be consistent with subjection to political authority and focus on Rousseau’s solution to this problem. Rousseau proposes that freedom and authority are consistent when the members of society develop a certain type of agency – in short, when they are citizens. In conclusion the speakers discuss what citizenship is and what the conditions of citizenship are.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. To prepare, please visit to access Chapters 1,4,6,7, and 8; and Book 2: chapter 6.
Location Information:
Boston Campus - Stahl Center (73 Tremont)  (View Map)
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Room: Conference Room (large), 10th floor, 10-100
Contact Information:
Name: Gregory Fried
Phone: 617-573-8109
Intended Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Graduate Students
  • Guests
  • Law Alumni
  • Law Students
  • Law Faculty
  • Parents & Families
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Sponsor(s):
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Note:
    Sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

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