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Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

When Dr. Marcus Witcher studied English literature as an undergraduate, he considered the historical context and typically wrote from a historical perspective. During a meeting with an academic adviser in his sophomore year at the University of Central Arkansas, Witcher discussed his interest in graduate school. The advisor suggested that Witcher try out some history classes and consider pursuing history, rather than literature, in graduate school.

Where Mental Health and Liberty Merge

Where Mental Health and Liberty Merge

A recent IHS colloquium explored “Liberty, Responsibility, and Mental Health,” and explored how classical liberal ideas can be applied when tackling mental health.

The Four Corners of Liberalism blog

The Four Corners of Liberalism

The past two-and-a-half centuries have witnessed extraordinary improvement in the human condition. More people today than in the long stretch of human history have freedom and opportunity to live their fullest lives.

The Philosophy of Liberty with Mark LeBar

The Philosophy of Liberty with Mark LeBar

For nearly 20 years, Mark LeBar has been a popular mainstay at IHS events and programs, especially summer seminars. LeBar first broke onto the IHS scene in 1996, at the recommendation from his professor and fellow IHS alum David Schmidtz.

Kevin Vallier on Social Trust

Kevin Vallier on Social Trust and Religious Toleration in Classical Liberalism

Vallier is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, where he also directs the Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law program. “In Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, what you’re essentially doing is applying the formal and empirical methods of the social sciences to make advances in value theory,” Vallier explains.