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From Natural Rights to the Nature of Rights: Rousseau, Property, and Freedom

Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021. 12:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
History of Political Thought
Meeting Description: 

Alicia Steinmetz will speak on "From Natural Rights to the Nature of Rights: Rousseau, Property, and Freedom.” Steinmetz is a political theorist and historian of political thought. Her research is devoted to analyzing the epistemological assumptions, emotional language, and moral psychology behind political concepts and values. Her current book project recovers the forgotten role of theories of imagination in constructing early modern notions of moral autonomy and social and political agency. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale University.

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