Archive | April, 2011

Alabama Philosophers Invade Florida

Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel

The Fall 2011 meeting of the Alabama Philosophical Society will be September 23-24 in Pensacola, Florida. (Why Florida? See last year’s hint.)

My Auburn colleague Mike Watkins (author of the best book ever on the metaphysics of colour – see my remarks here) will be the keynote speaker.

Papers can be submitted either to the regular program or to the undergraduate essay contest. Submission deadline: 7/22; hotel reservation deadline: 8/30. More details on the website.

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Gary’s Conscience Is For Sale

Conscience of an Anarchist

Gary Chartier’s excellent book Conscience of an Anarchist has been available for a couple of months, but I’m only getting around to plugging it now. Plug, plug.

Some endorsements:

“I’m absolutely giddy about The Conscience of an Anarchist; this book could electrify a generation!” – Brad Spangler (Center for a Stateless Society)

“Given the popular myth that anarchists are masked kids in Circle-A T-shirts smashing windows, this book couldn’t have come at a better time. Clear and easy to understand, it’s the best basic explication of anarchist ideas since Alexander Berkman’s The ABC of Anarchism.” – Kevin A. Carson (author, The Iron Fist Behind the Invisible Hand)

“The best of the political ‘conscience’ books.” – Stephan Kinsella (Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom)

“Anarchism, it has been said, is the radical notion that other people are not your property. Gary Chartier eloquently demonstrates that, far from being a recipe for disorder – as the centers of power self-servingly wish us to believe – anarchism is rather the surest foundation for social cooperation, freedom, prosperity, and peace.” – Sheldon Richman (author, Tethered Citizens)

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Gratitude Attitude, Part 2

If you love freedom thank an anarchist

Are you sick of those t-shirts that say “If you love freedom thank a veteran”?

Check out the Molinari Institute’s newest t-shirt, which reads “If you love freedom thank an anarchist,” thus honouring both those anarchists who’ve been in the forefront of struggles for freedom in the past (e.g. the movements against slavery, against censorship, against conscription, for women’s rights, for sexual freedom, etc.) and those anarchists who are working even now to extend our freedom still further.

I’m trying to create a button as well, but so far the CafePress software is defeating me (though I’m doing exactly what I did to create our previous button); watch this space.

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