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Lecture 2: Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism

Dr. Matthew Petrusek

December 20, 2022


Lecture 2 examines the first piece of progressivism’s ideological corpus: classical liberalism and libertarianism. Dr. Petrusek discusses the common roots of these two political ideologies in the enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant, as well as their shared conclusion that individual autonomy is the sole foundation of morality and politics.

In this lecture series, Dr. Matthew Petrusek discusses contemporary progressive ideology, also frequently referred to as “wokeism,” and the response of the Catholic social thought tradition.

Learn more about the antidote to ideology in Dr. Petrusek’s course “Catholic Social Ethics: The Antidote to Ideology.”