A core tenet of the Freedom Center is to support research and discussion related to ideals of freedom, responsibility, and their realization in institutional form. To this end, the Center supports three journals and their corresponding workshops.
Social Philosophy & Policy
Social Philosophy & Policy is produced by the Freedom Center in partnership with the Social Philosophy and Policy Center and is published by Cambridge University Press. It is an interdisciplinary journal with an emphasis on the philosophical underpinnings of enduring social policy debates. David Schmidtz has been the editor-in-chief of Social Philosophy & Policy since 2012. Our first issue, "New Essays in Moral Philosophy," appeared in January 2013.
Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy
Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy was started by David Sobel, Syracuse University, Peter Vallentyne, University of Missouri, and Steven Wall, University of Arizona's Freedom Center. Each volume contains cutting edge papers on political philosophy and related fields. Authors present their papers at the annual workshop before they are edited for the series.
Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics
Our Philosophy colleague Mark Timmons is editor in chief of Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics. Mark hosts an annual workshop in Normative Ethics that features new work in normative ethical theory broadly construed, to include not only issues about the right and the good, but meta-theoretical questions about the project of developing and defending normative ethical theories. Most papers presented at the Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics are, after revision, published in a volume of Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics.
Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Politics, Philosophy & Economics aims to bring moral, economic and political theory to bear on the analysis, justification and criticism of political and economic institutions and public policies. The Editors are committed to publishing peer-reviewed papers of high quality using various methodologies from a wide variety of normative perspectives. PPE was founded by Gerald Gaus and is currently co-edited by Thomas Christiano.
Our faculty are able to spend more time on research and publish more than standard faculty positions because of the Freedom Center's support and focus on research.