Sophie de Grouchy, de traditie(s) van de twee vrijheden en de missende moeder(s) van het liberalisme1 | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 109, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-5275
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1244



In this paper, I treat Sophie de Grouchy as an important contributor to liberal reflection on the famous distinction between two kinds of liberty. I place her in the intellectual context of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and show it is likely that Benjamin Constant was familiar with her work. Along the way, by engaging with Isaiah Berlin and with Jason Stanley and Vesla Weaver, I make some suggestions on the nature of an intellectual tradition worth having.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Benjamin Constant; history of philosophy; liberalism; Sophie de Grouchy
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