‘Is There a Case for Slavery?’ by the Revd Frank Julian Gelli

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/11/2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location
The Draft House Westbridge




This paper is not meant to advocate slavery but to explain possible reasons for it today, morally speaking.

The paper distinguishes between a):involuntary or compelled slavery and b):voluntary or chosen servitude.

After some historical considerations and clarifications, I shall discuss a possible case for voluntary slavery, drawing chiefly on the ideas put forward by the libertarian philosopher Robert Nozick.

Involuntary or forced slavery may seem at first morally abhorrent but I shall also briefly explain its possible grounds.

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