Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Research, Publications, and Academic Programs That Detail the Many Facets of Freedom

A University Center in the Office for Research, Innovation & Impact, the Freedom Center is a nonpartisan resource for students and leaders seeking to understand how to address big challenges. Scholars encourage and facilitate critical thinking about freedom and responsibility by demonstrating how philosophy, economics, political science, law, and ethics explains human behavior.


Academic Journals

Top 5

Political Philosophy Program

Upcoming Events

Daniel Herwitz: Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. Feminism and lessons through art for a polarized society
Herwitz is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Comp Lit, Hist of Art, Philosophy and Art & Design at the University of Michigan.
Freedom Center Talks

Nicholas Buccola: REVOLUTIONARY. REFORMER. PATRIOT. UNITER. Frederick Douglass’ Lessons for Today’s Polarized Society
Buccola is Elizabeth And Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield University
Voices of Culture

Kit Wellman
Freedom Center Talks

Gylfi Zoega
Freedom Center Talks

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Civil discourse powers progress and learning. Tax-deductible contributions fund scholarships, academic research, educational programs, public events that highlight the importance of freedom to an inclusive society where diversity and differing viewpoints are acknowledged and respected.

Land Acknowledgement

The Freedom Center is committed to cross-disciplinary discussion of the ethical, economic, political, cultural, religious, legal, and psychological dimensions of freedom. We aim to promote the understanding, appreciation, and institutional realization of ideals of freedom and responsibility with our published research, undergraduate education, graduate education, and community outreach.