In the Corona pandemic, there has also been much talk about freedom and its justified or unjustified restriction to protect vulnerable groups of people and the common good. Prof. Dierksmeier, member of the advisory board of Ordo socialis, advocates a value-based liberalism. In his concept of “qualitative freedom”, he strives for a theoretical re-foundation beyond the traditional dichotomy of negative and positive freedom. He is convinced that – on the common ground of a qualitative concept of freedom – both camps of liberal philosophers can be reunited in defending the model of the open society against its enemies.
Please find Claus Dierksmeiers book “Qualitative Freedom – Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility” here.