Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Political Philosophy and Human Nature in V for Vendetta

People should not fear their governments. Governments should fear their people.

"Political Philosophy and Human Nature in V for Vendetta"

A presentation by Matthew A. Butkus, PhD

Friday, October 24, 2008

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Hardtner 128



Presented by the McNeese State University Philosophy Club

4 comments:

Lee said...

I have been passing these fliers out like crazy. I went to tall the dorm buildings and stapled them to the announcements boards. Even the ones i don't live in.

Anonymous said...

Will there be snacks?

Josh said...

I believe there will be candy and pizza for sale.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that V gave a message of classic liberalism, where people should simply be left alone by governmental or other macro-coercive entities?

Or do you think that V gave a message instead of contractualism, where the government is absolutely obligated to protect your individual liberties at all costs, even if it means undermining those liberties in order to save them? (if that makes any sense.)

I ask because I've read articles where the authors compare America and the constitution to be more inspired by the Lockean version of radical individualism, which would ultimately lead to a totalitarian state as the American government (in a continual sense) keeps adding new "liberties", and then has to react to all the transgressions to all the liberties.