• The topic of this year's SPP conference was Ideal Theory and Practice. For more information and a list of speakers, click here.

  • The Center in partnership with the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a forum to discuss what makes adaptable systems work.
    More details can be found here.

  • A new issue of Social Philosophy and Policy, accompanied by a book version of the essays with an added introduction, entitled Education: Ideals and Practices, edited by David Schmidtz and published by Cambridge University Press, has been released. 

    For more information on the volume and contributors, click here.


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The mission of the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the ideals of freedom and responsibility along four dimensions: published research, undergraduate education, graduate education, and community outreach.

Arizona is currently ranked #1 in the world in political philosophy by the Philosophical Gourmet Report, the profession's definitive rating guide.

Center News

Brian Kogelman and Stephen Stich Publish Paper

Brian Kogelman and Stephen Stich's paper "The Irrelevance of the Impossibility of Pure Libertarianism" has been published in The Journal of... read more

Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Progress

The upcoming Social Philosophy and Policy conference, entitled Progress, will take place on May 12-15 in Hermosa Beach, CA. 

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Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Ideal Theory

Twenty-two distinguished philosophers, political theorists, and economists contributed to the Social Philosophy and Policy conference on Ideal... read more

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Arizona Freedom Center
845 N. Park Ave., Suite 280
P.O. Box 210158B
Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: (520) 621-3129
Fax: (520) 626-8361

Center Director

Center Director
David Schmidtz

Associate Director
Carmen Pavel