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13: The Dilemma of Freedom and Equality

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
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On the seventieth incarnation of the European Forum Alpbach, this seminar will consider Karl Popper’s philosophy of critical rationalism, which has influenced the seminar programme for decades. In so doing, Popper’s political philosophy will also be confronted with Friedrich Hayek’s liberal-conservative ideas, who equally influenced the academic discussions at the European Forum Alpbach. The aim of the seminar is to examine the significance of both philosophers for today.

Speakers

Professor of Economics and Philosophy of Social Science, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento; Research Professor, University College Maastricht Chair
Lecturer in Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge Chair

Ph.D. Jack BIRNER

Professor of Economics and Philosophy of Social Science, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento; Research Professor, University College Maastricht

1982-1985 Erasmus University Rotterdam
1985-2001 Maastricht University, Maastricht
1995-2004 Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg
since 2000 University of Trento

Dr. John FILLING

Lecturer in Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

2007-2008 Lecturer in Politics, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
2008-2012 The Andrew Fraser Junior Research Fellow, Political Philosophy, St John's College, University of Oxford
2012-2013 Director, MA in Legal and Political Theory, Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, University College London
2012-2015 Teaching Fellow, Political Theory, Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, University College London

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