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

  • On March 28, the Center will host a workshop on University of Oklahoma professor Neera K. Badhwar's book Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life.

    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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Welcome to the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

The Center's mission 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

Chris Howard awarded as Outstanding Graduate Student

We are proud to announce that Center graduate fellow Chris Howard has received the Fink Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student awarded by the Department of Philosophy here at the University of... read more

Chapman and Tulane await two promising Arizona philosophers

Keith Hankins will spending a year as a Junior Research Fellow and the Leading Tutor for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Ormond College at the University of Melbourne, Australia after which... read more

Elizabeth Willott 1955-2015

On May 2, Elizabeth lost her battle with cancer. She lived and loved well, cherished her work, and was surrounded by friends and family in her final days.  

Contact Us

Contact Info

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