Tara Smith on Free Speech

On April 15, Dr. Tara Smith will speak to HOS on free speech. The title of her talk is “Penetrating the Free Speech Jargon: How ‘Absolutes’ and ‘Exceptions,’ ‘Censorship’ and ‘Freedom’ Confuse the Debate.”

From the web site of the University of Texas, where Dr. Smith is a professor of philosophy:

Professor Smith’s main interests concern the nature of values, virtues, and the requirements of objective law. She is currently writing a book on proper methodology in judicial review. Smith is author of Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics – The Virtuous Egoist (2006), Viable Values – A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality (2000), and Moral Rights and Political Freedom (1995), as well as a number of articles in such venues as The Journal of Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, Law and Philosophy, and Social Philosophy and Policy. Recent publications include “Neutrality Isn’t Neutral — On the Value Neutrality of the Rule of Law,” Washington Universoty Jurisprudence Review, 2011, “Reckless Caution: The Perils of Judicial Minimalism,” NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, 2010, and “Originalism’s Misplaced Fidelity: ‘Original’ Meaning is Not Objective,” Constitutional Commentary, 2009. She is the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and also holds the Anthem Foundation Fellowship.

If you would like to donate to Dr. Smith’s talk, you can do so below.

Professor Smith’s main interests concern the nature of values, virtues, and the requirements of objective law. She is currently writing a book on proper methodology in judicial review. Smith is author of Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics – The Virtuous Egoist (2006), Viable Values – A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality (2000), and Moral Rights and Political Freedom (1995), as well as a number of articles in such venues as The Journal of Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, Law and Philosophy, and Social Philosophy and Policy. Recent publications include “Neutrality Isn’t Neutral — On the Value Neutrality of the Rule of Law,” Washington Universoty Jurisprudence Review, 2011, “Reckless Caution: The Perils of Judicial Minimalism,” NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, 2010, and “Originalism’s Misplaced Fidelity: ‘Original’ Meaning is Not Objective,” Constitutional Commentary, 2009. She is the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and also holds the Anthem Foundation Fellowship.



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