In his new book, Talisse emphasizes that “citizens have adequate moral reasons to extend the kind of regard that’s appropriate among political equals, even when one is inclined to see their political opponents as fundamentally mistaken.”
“I think Adam Smith is really crucial just to getting the true character of the heart of liberalism right in this big conversation that’s going on.” – Daniel Klein
“I’ve seen this war from the beginning to its end,” says Professor Jennifer Murtazashvili, who has conducted research in Afghanistan for nearly a quarter-century.
The more Buccola reflected on the vexing nature of justice, the more certain he was that political thought would play an outsized role in his career.
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.
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.
As the clouds of illiberalism thicken overhead, the future of liberalism becomes much harder to …
As a graduate student, the interdisciplinary exploration of ideas at an IHS summer seminar reimagined classical liberalism in ways that were hard to ignore, says Abigail R. Hall, an associate professor of economics at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Declaration is a statement of both principle and action. The people are free to exercise their emancipated judgement in their own and collective interest through self-governance. For this to work, citizens must lay a foundation of shared principles and collectively organize the powers of government to promote their safety and happiness.
Dr. Ryan Patrick Hanley, Professor of Political Science at Boston College, believes that Smith’s first book, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” (1759), can inform and ultimately equip us with the moral philosophy needed to counter the illiberal trends that have swept up many, leading to a performative and disingenuous discourse.