Veronica Lazar

Associate Member, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest; Freelance translator

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(March – May 2018)

Project:

Ellein Meiksins Wood: Liberty and Property—A Social History of Western Political Thought from Renaissance to Enlightenment
(English > Romanian)

Ellen Meiksins Wood’s influential Liberty and Property is the practical illustration of a revolutionary method in the history of political ideas. It combines a contextualist concern for the pragmatics of classical texts with a materialist definition of their relevant social contexts. It questions the nature of and relations between democracy, capitalism and liberalism, and defines the nature of state power in a radically new way.