Frankfurt Lecture III: Frank I. Michelman

Frank I. Michelman: The Case of Liberty

17 and 18 May 2010, 7pm
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M. / Campus Westend / Hörsaalzentrum / HZ3

Monday, 17 May 2010

Lecture I: Liberty, Liberties, and "Total Freedom"

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Lecture II: Contract versus Common Ground?


Prof.   Michelman

The Lectures will deal with themes of contract, consensus, and ethical value – and the interplay among these themes – in the justification of constitutional-democratic political regimes. They will question whether any firm differentiation can be maintained between contract-based and value-based orders of justification. They will frame this question through a close consideration of differing approaches to the definition, or conception, of constitutionally protected liberty represented by works of John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin.

Frank I. Michelman

Frank I. Michelman is Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, where he has taught since 1963. He is the author of Brennan and Democracy  (1999), and has published widely in the fields of constitutional law and theory, property law and theory, local government law, and general legal theory. Professor Michelman is a past President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, he was awarded the American Philosophical Society’s Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Association of Constitutional Law and of the National Advisory Board of the American Constitution Society. Over the past several years, he has maintained an active interest in matters of constitutionalism in South Africa.


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