Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten

Anna Grzeskowiak-Krwawicz och Bo Lindberg: "The Concepts of 'Liberty' in the Enlightenment"

  • Datum: 14 mars, kl. 15.15–17.00
  • Plats: Engelska parken - Eng6-0022
  • Arrangör: Tvärvetenskapligt 1700-talsseminarium i Uppsala och Maria Zadencka, Stockholms universitet
  • Kontaktperson: Ann Öhrberg
  • Seminarium

Tvärvetenskapligt 1700-talsseminarium i Uppsala i samarbete I samarbete med professor Maria Zadencka, Stockholms universitet

Professor Anna Grzeskowiak-Krwawicz, chef för Avdelningen för upplysningsstudier vid Polska Vetenskapsakademien/Institutet för litterära studier, Warsawa, och professor em. Bo Lindberg, Göteborgs universitet: "The Concept of 'Liberty' in the Enlightenment"


Presentation
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nna Grzeskowiak-Krwawicz: ”Freedom in Polish political discourse in the 18th century – enlightened idea or old-time heritage”. The concept of liberty was one of the most important focal points, if not the centrepiece, of Polish political discussions in the 18th century. However, it was by no means a new idea. Its origins can be sought in writings dating as far back as the 15th century, and in the 16th and 17th century, freedom was the main contended issue of political disputes in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The lecture tries to answer questions about what was the so called “golden liberty” and what changes (if any) had taken place in Polish visions of freedom under the influence of the enlightened theories of state.

Bo Lindberg: ”Freedom in 18th century Sweden”. We have recently finished the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the freedom of the press in Sweden, so I think we are through with that for the time being. There are other aspects of freedom in the decades named the Era of Freedom: constitutional, national, economic, academic and religious. I will comment on some of them and on the concept of freedom itself.