ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – In response to an article published by The New Republic, Ron Paul issued the following statement:
“The quotations in The New Republic article are not mine and do not represent what I believe or have ever believed. I have never uttered such words and denounce such small-minded thoughts.
“In fact, I have always agreed with Martin Luther King, Jr. that we should only be concerned with the content of a person's character, not the color of their skin. As I stated on the floor of the U.S. House on April 20, 1999: ‘I rise in great respect for the courage and high ideals of Rosa Parks who stood steadfastly for the rights of individuals against unjust laws and oppressive governmental policies.’
“This story is old news and has been rehashed for over a decade. It's once again being resurrected for obvious political reasons on the day of the New Hampshire primary.
“When I was out of Congress and practicing medicine full-time, a newsletter was published under my name that I did not edit. Several writers contributed to the product. For over a decade, I have publicly taken moral responsibility for not paying closer attention to what went out under my name.”
(Can't believe I scooped Roderick on this.)
The articles include Angelo Codevilla’s response to the symposium papers about him which were featured in #28, as well as the proceedings of the recent Society for Value Inquiry meeting which featured an exchange between James Sterba and Tibor Machan. The other articles are:
Morality and the Foundations of Practical Reason by Brian Zamulinski
A Unified Theory of Intrinsic Value by Stephen Kershnar
Relativism and Progress by Howard Darmstadter
Are You in a Dilemma? What Disturbing Choices Say about Our Character by Jason Swedene
Respect for Persons and the Authority of Morality by Matt Zwolinski
Lomasky on Practical Reason: Personal Value and Metavalues by Shane Courtland
Political Obligations and the Duties of Friends by Nkiruka Ahiauzu
An Economic, Political, and Philosophical Analysis of Externalities by Brian P. Simpson
Plumb-Line Libertarianism: A Critique of Hoppe by Walter Block
Also, a review essay by James Stacey Taylor on Amy E. White’s Virtually Obscene: The Case for an Uncensored Internet and a review by Jordon Barkalow of Isaiah Berlin’s Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought
This issue begins what I hope is a new regime of production quality and efficiency. Not only did I switch printers, but I have been fortunate enough to secure the assistance of two talented individuals to serve as Managing Editors: Carrie-Ann Biondi and Irfan Khawaja. I am delighted with the results. Oh, and did I mention that the archive section on the website features full-text PDFs of all of No. 1-27? How cool is that?
First Conference on Liberty Studies
What is Liberty Studies?
5 - 6 April 2008
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, New Jersey
Call for Papers
The first annual Liberty Studies Conference, sponsored by The Center for Liberty Studies, will be held this April 5 - 6 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing New Jersey. The theme of our conference is "What is Liberty Studies?" This conference will put forth various ideas of what would constitute Liberty Studies by starting a debate and discussion concerning what undergraduate students ought to be learning about liberty. We are looking to disseminate substantive ideas that professors can consider for their own classes and home institutions.
Papers are welcome on any topic in liberty and from any discipline. We are looking for submissions that are accessible to a wide audience. Bibliographies and works cited should be limited to those works that either will be directly used in the classroom or are deemed important for instructor reference. Reading time of papers should be approximately 20 minutes. Accepted papers will be published in the new online Journal of Liberty Studies.
Abstracts of no less than 250 words are due by January 15th. Email submissions to email@example.com Early submission is encouraged.
For more information about Liberty Studies and The Center for Liberty Studies, please visit our website at www.libertystudies.org
This year we are holding our conference in conjunction with the 35th Conference on Value Inquiry "Values and Medicine". For information on the Conference on Value Inquiry got to www.valueinquiry.net
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THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION
ONE HUNDRED FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM
DECEMBER 27-30, 2007
BALTIMORE MARRIOTT WATERFRONT AND OTHER HOTELS
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 29, 2007
GROUP SESSION IX - 2:45-5:45 P.M.
GIX-1. American Association for the Philosophic Study of Society
2:45-5:45 p.m., Iron (Fourth Floor)
Topic: Two New Books on Justification and the State
Chair: Douglas Rasmussen (St. John's University)
1: Daniel Shapiro, Is The Welfare State Justified?
Critics: Jerry Gaus (University of Arizona)
James Sterba (University of Notre Dame)
Author: Daniel Shapiro (West Virginia University)
2: Aeon Skoble, Deleting the State
Critics: Stephen Kershnar (State University of New York-Fredonia)
Aaron Garrett (Boston University)
Author: Aeon Skoble (Bridgewater State College)