Readers who are planning to attend this weekend’s Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association might be interested in checking out this session being put on by the American Association for the Philosophic Study of Society.
The topic is “Libertarianism on the Brink,” and the featured speakers are Jan Narveson and James Sterba. They will be debating the relationship between liberty, equality, and welfare rights – essentially continuing the conversation they began in the Cambridge book, Are Liberty and Equality Compatible? As with any session featuring these two, it should be a good show!
Lots of other good stuff at the meeting too, but of special interest to our readers might be this session of the Ayn Rand Society on “Rand and Nozick: Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy,” featuring Lester Hunt and Onkar Ghate, and a session on Saturday afternoon on “Capitalism and Justice” featuring A.J. Julius, Thad Williamson, and our own Jason Brennan.
The full program is here. I won’t be attending myself, so I’ve only given it a quick skim and I may have missed some good sessions. Please feel free to make your own recommendations in the comments!