Het slavernijverleden van John Locke: Naar een minder wit curriculum?

Translated title of the contribution: Locke's history of slavery.: Towards a less white curriculum?

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In this contribution I critically address the practical and theoretical attitude of the philosopher John Locke towards the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the colonial system of chattel slavery of people of African descent, in connection with the question how we should deal with the colonial context of social contract theory in current courses of legal philosophy on law schools in the Netherlands and beyond.
Translated title of the contributionLocke's history of slavery.: Towards a less white curriculum?
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationHomo Duplex
Subtitle of host publicationDe dualiteit van de mens in recht, filosofie en sociologie
EditorsBritta Van Beers, Iris Van Domselaar
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherBoom juridisch
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978‐94‐6290‐408‐8
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Contribution to liber amicorum in honor of Dorien Pessers.


  • John Locke
  • slavery
  • social contract
  • legal education


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