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Freedom: The Philosophy of Liberation (The Great Courses)

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Course Lecture Titles 1. Freedom in the Ancient World 2. The Advent of Freedom in the Modern World 3. Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom, God and the State 4. John Stuart Mill's Philosophy of Freedom 5. Emma Goldman and the Anarchist Idea of Freedom 6. Mahatma Gandhi-Personal and Political Freedom 7. Malcolm X's Quest for Liberation 8. Martin Luther King, Jr.-Stride Toward ...more
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Bob Nichols
Mar 14, 2010 Bob Nichols rated it it was ok
Dalton begins his lecture series by reading from President Kennedy's inauguration speech, with its many references to freedom. Dalton states the obvious - the idea of freedom matters. From here, Dalton tells the story of how freedom has been viewed through Locke (free to pursue one's well-being) and Mill (in being free, do no harm) and Rousseau (there's no freedom without equality). From there, Dalton goes in a different direction and discusses "transcendent" freedom: the notion of Jesus (the ...more
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May 20, 2016 Jared rated it really liked it
Such a great lecture on the philosophies of freedom. Toward the end it was less about philosophy and more about history. Enjoyed this and will have to read works by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, John Stuart Mill, and others.
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Jan 19, 2016 Martin rated it it was amazing
The best lecturer I've ever heard talking (in Great Courses and elsewhere). A truly inspiring course.
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