December 2022: J.S. Mill “Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion"
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 3:30-5:00 EST
Please join us for a one-day-only Virtual Reading Group to discuss J.S. Mill “On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion," with Sarah Skwire.
Mill's On Liberty provides readers with a ringing defense of free speech as a crucial component of a free society. This VRG will consider the effectiveness of Mill's argument on its own, and in the light of today's cultural context. Does Mill have the essentials right? Does the argument need updating or nuancing?
Virtual Reading Groups
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- February 2023: Bruno Leoni: Freedom and the Law
- January 2023: Oakeshott’s Moral Vision
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- December 2022: Classical Tragedy and the World of Ideas
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- May 2022: THE BILL OF RIGHTS: SELECT CASES IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
- April 2022: Education in a Free Society
- March 2022: Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rights of Women
- March 2022: Ancient v Modern Liberty
- February 2022: Joseph Schumpeter’s “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy”
- January 2022: James Madison and the Conflict Between the Executive and Legislative Branches
- November 2021: Pericles' Funeral Oration
- September 2021: Celebrate Constitution Day
- August 2021: Agriculture, the State, and Liberty
- June 2021: Adam Ferguson’s History of Civil Society
- May 2021: The Colonial Origins of the Bill of Rights