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Meetup details changed: Mises Academy: Libertarianism and Modern Philosophers

San Diego, CA
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When: Monday, August 1, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: Cafe Libertalia
3834 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Mises Academy at Cafe Libertalia

We started the 6-part series, Libertarianism and Modern Philosophers, on Thursday 7/28, streaming the live session at 4pm at Cafe Libertalia, and will be replaying that session on Monday 8/1 at 7pm during our usual Monday Mises timeslot.


Those of us who are libertarians often cannot understand why everyone else is not a libertarian too. Isn't the case for freedom easy to make and, once grasped, utterly convincing? Most contemporary moral and political philosophers think otherwise, though; they reject libertarianism and demand a more egalitarian system. This course will consider some of the leading arguments advanced against libertarianism. Do these criticisms have any validity? How should libertarians respond to them? The course will also consider important philosophical arguments raised by libertarian philosophers, e.g., Robert Nozick's defense of a minimal state and the argumentation ethics of Hans Hoppe and Frank van Dun. The non-libertarian philosophers discussed will include G.A. Cohen, John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, Ronald Dworkin, and T.M. Scanlon.

Although some of us split the cost of registering for the online Academy course, everyone is welcome to attend the Monday night sessions, since we consider them to be part of our ongoing Monday Mises series. If you feel able to contribute something toward the cost of the particular session(s) you attend, that would be appreciated, but not required. We're more interested in making the material available than concerned about the cost. The Libertalia Foundation will cover any deficiency in collections over the duration of the 6-week course.

Again, it's LIVE STREAM on THURSDAY AT 4pm, and REPLAY on MONDAY at 7pm. This will be the pattern over the next 6 weeks.

Thanks, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you at some or all of the sessions!
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