A tour of libertarian intellectual heritage and game-changing political thought from the 17th through mid-19th century, examining the foundations for liberty laid by Hume, Smith, Locke, America’s Founding Fathers, and more. Learn about the impact of radical reformers in the Civil War era, individualist anarchists, and Tocqueville’s views on American democracy. Discuss critics of classical liberal thought like Marx, Engels, and Rousseau. Connect the libertarian intellectual heritage to the emergence of civil rights and other issues relevant for today. This seminar is ideal for IHS summer seminar alumni and students who are familiar with the libertarian conceptual framework.
Revolutionaries, Reformers, and Radicals: Liberty Emerges
Bryn Mawr College is a picturesque campus located in a quiet suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beautiful stone buildings surround a spacious quad and downtown Bryn Mawr is a short walk away. Take a commuter train an hour away to visit Revolutionary-era sights, such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in downtown Philadelphia.
July 27- August2
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