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Title : 21H.181 Libertarianism in History (MIT)

Title : 21H.181 Libertarianism in History (MIT)

Description : This course explores the history of the ideal of personal freedom with an eye towards contemporary debates over the pros and cons of the regulatory state. The first part of the course surveys the sociological and theological sources of the concepts of freedom and civil society, and introduces liberty's leading relatives or competitors: property, equality, community, and republicanism. The second part consists of a series of case studies in the rise of modern liberty and libertarianism: the abolition of slavery, the struggle for religious freedom, and the twentieth-century American civil liberties movement. In the last part of the course, we take up debates over the role of libertarianism vs. the regulatory state in a variety of contexts: counter-terrorism, health care, the financial

Description : This course explores the history of the ideal of personal freedom with an eye towards contemporary debates over the pros and cons of the regulatory state. The first part of the course surveys the sociological and theological sources of the concepts of freedom and civil society, and introduces liberty's leading relatives or competitors: property, equality, community, and republicanism. The second part consists of a series of case studies in the rise of modern liberty and libertarianism: the abolition of slavery, the struggle for religious freedom, and the twentieth-century American civil liberties movement. In the last part of the course, we take up debates over the role of libertarianism vs. the regulatory state in a variety of contexts: counter-terrorism, health care, the financial

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2014

Fromyear : 2014

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2015-10-30T17:15:49+05:00

Date : 2015-10-30T17:15:49+05:00

Relation : 21H.181

Relation : 21H.181

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : libertarianism

Subject : libertarianism

Subject : history

Subject : history

Subject : politics

Subject : politics

Subject : state

Subject : state

Subject : regulatory state

Subject : regulatory state

Subject : freedom

Subject : freedom

Subject : property

Subject : property

Subject : equality

Subject : equality

Subject : community

Subject : community

Subject : republicanism

Subject : republicanism

Subject : liberty

Subject : liberty

Subject : slavery

Subject : slavery

Subject : religious freedom

Subject : religious freedom

Subject : civil liberties

Subject : civil liberties

Subject : counter-terrorism

Subject : counter-terrorism

Subject : health care

Subject : health care

Subject : financial market

Subject : financial market

Subject : the internet

Subject : the internet

Subject : Rawls

Subject : Rawls

Subject : Nozick

Subject : Nozick

Subject : Obamacare

Subject : Obamacare

Subject : Rand Paul

Subject : Rand Paul

Subject : John Stuart Mill

Subject : John Stuart Mill

Subject : de Toqueville

Subject : de Toqueville

Subject : economic good

Subject : economic good

Subject : Martin Luther King

Subject : Martin Luther King

Subject : capitalism

Subject : capitalism

Subject : John Locke

Subject : John Locke

Subject : distributive justice

Subject : distributive justice

Subject : communitarianism

Subject : communitarianism

Subject : civil republicanism

Subject : civil republicanism

Subject : chattel

Subject : chattel

Subject : Freedom Principle

Subject : Freedom Principle

Subject : antislavery

Subject : antislavery

Subject : First Amendment

Subject : First Amendment

Subject : free exercise

Subject : free exercise

Subject : religious accomodation

Subject : religious accomodation

Subject : phone surveillance

Subject : phone surveillance

Subject : private regulation

Subject : private regulation

Subject : Aaron Swartz

Subject : Aaron Swartz

Subject : Guerilla Open Access Manifesto

Subject : Guerilla Open Access Manifesto