November 26, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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ABOUT THIS EVENT
"Liberalism: A Challenge to Religion
Gresham College have an ongoing programme of free lectures about all manner of subjects. The speakers are usually eminent professors in the subject concerned. This series is called Religion and Values in a Liberal State presented by Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield. The lectures last about an hour and there is no advanced booking - just turn up (it's first come first served).
This looks like an interesting subject for LAAGers. If you can't make the time or date they normally post a video of their lectures a short while after.
Here's the description on their website:
A liberal state will put ideas about rights and individual autonomy at the centre of the relationship between the individual and the state. However, it is sometimes argued that the liberal state should be neutral, not seeking to impose an overall conception of the good on society. Should individuals choose their own values, with the state providing a framework within which individuals can pursue their own conception of the good without interference from others?
Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield
Lord Plant has been Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy at King’s College London since 2002 and he has been a Member of the House of Lords since 1992...