• This year's SPP conference will be on Ideal Theory and Practice. For more information and a list of speakers, click here.

  • The Center in partnership with the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship will host 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.

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Environmental Ethics Workshop

Workshop on the Ethics of Climate Change with Darrel Moellendorf

On October... read more

Current Research Workshop with Fabian Wendt

On September 5th, the Freedom Center hosted its first Current Research Workshop for the 2015-16 academic year featuring the manuscript for Fabian... 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