Lecture: Eric Nelson on Human Values “The Theology of Liberalism”

Centre for Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (CUFA) and Generali Investments invite all interested to Generali Investments Public Lecture on Human Values “The Theology of Liberalism” addressed by Prof. Eric Nelson (Harvard University).

Date & time: čtvrtek 13. 2. od 17:30

Place: room 217, ÚFAR FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2


We think of modern liberalism as the novel product of a world reinvented on a secular basis after 1945. In his lecture, Eric Nelson shows that we could hardly be more wrong. Eric Nelson contends that the tradition of liberal political philosophy founded by John Rawls is, however unwittingly, the product of ancient theological debates about justice and evil. Once we understand this, he suggests, we can recognize the deep incoherence of various forms of liberal political philosophy that have emerged in Rawls’s wake.

Event detail

Event start
13. 2. 2020 17:30 - 19:00
nám. Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1, Faculty of Arts, Charles University (room 217)
Organizing Institution
Centre for Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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