The first of two lectures discussing the centrality of the ideas of autonomy, individualism and the relation of these ideas to liberal ideas of rights. We shall then go onto discuss how these ideas relate to current controversies like assisted suicide. These ideas provide a fruitful basis for a debate about liberalism and religion.
The second lecture on Liberalism, Autonomy and Rights will take place on 25 November 2014.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/liberalism-autonomy-and-rights-lecture-1
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