On January 29th, Larry Siedentop (Keble College, Oxford, & Oxford University) is invited in the Forum for European Philosophy organised by the London School of Economics (from 6.30 to 8.00 pm, New Theatre, East Building, LSE). The title of his presentation will be “Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism”.
Abstract: Marking the publication of Larry Siedentop’s new book, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (2014), this lecture will ask us to rethink the evolution of the ideas on which states in the West are built. There are large parts of the world – fundamentalist Islam; quasi-capitalist China – where other belief systems flourish. Faced with these challenges, understanding our own ideas’ origins is more than ever an important part of knowing who we are.
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