The Molinari Society will be holding its seventh annual Symposium this time with two sessions in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in Boston, December 27-30, 2010. Heres the latest schedule info:
GIV-3. Tuesday, 28 December 2010, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Molinari Society Symposium, SESSION 1:
Author Meets Critics: Gary Chartiers Economic Justice and Natural Law
Marriott/Westin-Copley, precise location TBA
chair: Roderick T. Long (Auburn University)
Jennifer Baker (College of Charleston)
Kevin A. Carson (Center for a Stateless Society) [Commentary online: to be read in absentia]
David Gordon (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
Douglas Den Uyl (Liberty Fund)
Douglas B. Rasmussen (St. Johns University)
Gary Chartier (La Sierra University)
GVII-4. Wednesday, 29 December 2010, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Molinari Society Symposium, SESSION 2:
Topic: Spontaneous Order
Marriott/Westin-Copley, location TBA
chair: Gary Chartier (La Sierra University)
Charles Johnson (Molinari Institute)
Women and the Invisible Fist: How Violence Against Women Enforces the Unwritten Law of Patriarchy
Roderick T. Long (Auburn University)
Invisible Hands and Incantations: The Mystification of State Power
Nina Brewer-Davis (Auburn University)
Reshef Agam-Segal (Auburn University)
As part of the APAs continuing policy to prevent free riders, theyre not telling us the name of the room until we get to the registration desk. As part of our policy of combating evil we will of course broadcast the name of the room far and wide as soon as we learn it.
This year we have managed to avoid any schedule conflict with the Ayn Rand Society (Dec. 28th, 9:00-11:00) or Jan Narvesons author-meets-critics session (Dec. 30th, 9:00-12:00) but not, alas, with the American Association for the Philosophic Study of Society (Dec. 29th, 9:00-11:00).
Roderick T. Long (Auburn University)
“Invisible Hands and Incantations: The Mystification of State Power”
Do you have a draft ready?
Not yet; going to finish it up over Thanx break.
I suppose you’ll be drawing on what you’ve said here, here, and here?
Is there anywhere Gary’s book on natural law can be found at a student-friendly price? Amazon lists it as near $100!
It’s too recent for there to be many copies in used bookshops, so the odds of finding it for under $70 are low at present. But there’s always interlibrary loan.
Sadly, I don’t think any copies will make it to this side of the Atlantic at all- I have enough trouble finding this and it’s written by one of my own lecturers. None the less, I will give it a try. Thanks for the advice.
Well, it’s a Cambridge University Press book; I know it’s the New York branch, but I’d still expect Cambridge books to be available in the UK. Have you tried worldcat.org?
As part of our policy of combating evil we will of course broadcast the name of the room far and wide as soon as we learn it.
I always snort soda out my nose at the most unexpected times. I’ll know not to drink and read this blog at the same time from now on.
“…to be read in absentia…” Naturally.
2 days? I don’t know if I can do both, but we’ll see.
The book is actually published by the UK branch of CUP. I’m sure this accounts for the prohibitively high cost. If only people bought lots of copies–a paperback edition might be forthcoming then.
There are lots of things I like about the book, but it is arguably insufficiently libertarian, and its anarchism needs to be more explicit. I try to frame it in relation to my broader anarchist concerns here
though even this exercise in contextualization doesn’t leave me completely happy. So wait for my next academic book (these issues don’t show up much in The Conscience of an Anarchist, which is still in search of a publisher), The Shape of Freedom, in which I think what I’ve got to say will be clearer, more systematically presented, and more obviously consonant with my libertarianism.
Dr. Long –
Is there anything going on in Auburn this Mon, Tues that would be of interest to (leftish) libertarian (and to my sometimes shame, LP).
I’m in ‘bama – nothing seems to be going on at Mises – if nothing else, wanna have lunch or coffee? You lecturing that I can sit in on?
Always love to learn from the philosophers. :o)
I think Gary Chartier might vouch that I am usually kinda fun, good hugger, not too statist.
[EDIT: phone number removed]
Thanks. Have a gentle day, no matter your answer. :o) But even better day for coffee or lunch/dinner with me and a few other libertarians!
You might want to send this as an e-mail instead. I’d at least take the phone number out of public view.