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To Mask or not to Mask, Why is There a Question?

The idea of freedom has a complex history. In a democratic state should we conceive of ourselves as free from or as I. Berlin asked, free to...? What are our obligations to others as we pursuit our goals and desire? What is the role of community in processes of self-formation? What is moral and political autonomy and how does our dependence on others and our ideas of moral freedom conflict with one another? Our answers to these questions have a very significant impact on how we understand dependence and independence, and ultimately on how we understand human dependence and independence.

Faculty Member: Johanna Meehan
Discussion Date: Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. 

Meet Professor Meehan

Johanna Meehan is the McCay-Casady Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy, and has worked at Grinnell College since 1990. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Humanities. Dr. Meehan is a graduate of Brandeis University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Boston University.

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Monday September 21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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