Morality and Freedom

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
RC16 Sociological Theory (host committee)

Language: English

Durkheim’s idea of morality sees freedom as part of morality. He claims that the moment the moral being develops the individual feels free. Without morality there is no freedom. Freedom is then defined by Durkheim as one aspect of morality loosing its ontological status. On the contrary, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir believed in the ontological status of freedom and reduced morality to the individual commitment to an emancipatory project.
Assuming the autonomy of the two, I propose to explore the connection between morality and freedom. In particular, I think it is important to answer the following questions: Is it possible to be free without morality? Nietzsche’s idea of a-morality implies freedom without morality Can society exists without morality? Can morality be reduced to the project of individual emancipation, as Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir believed?
Session Organizer:
Mariolina GRAZIOSI, University of Milan, Italy
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Thomas CAMPBELL, University of Leed, United Kingdom; Mark DAVIS, University of Leed, United Kingdom
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Augusto DE VENANZI, Indiana University -Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA
The Moral Revival of Communities: Possibilities and Problems. the Communitarian Approach
Daria LUCKA, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Sociology, Poland
Morality and Freedom in Contemporary Society: Crisis of Values and a New Idea of Freedom
Mariolina GRAZIOSI, Università  Degli Studi di Milano-Statale, Italy
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Maxim KUPOVYKH, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Yoshihiko SHIRATORI, Kobe University, Japan
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