Rothbard Graduate Seminar
The idea of freedom encompasses more than economics. It must also consider philosophy, law, religion, history, and culture. These were themes dealt with in the work of Murray N. Rothbard, who was surely one of the great creative forces in the history of libertarian ideas.
This seminar, designed for graduate students from a variety of disciplines, is devoted to examining Rothbard's contributions to political philosophy. The text under consideration in this conference is Rothbard's Ethics of Liberty. First published in 1982, and republished only recently by New York University Press with an introduction by Hans-Hermann Hoppe, this book has had a huge influence in forging the new libertarian intellectual movement. Rothbard pushes the boundaries of freedom to examine how a stateless society handles problems of law, punishment, culture, immigration, institutions, and much more. The book has been translated and published in many languages.
The program ends with a Mündliche Prüfung, an optional exam for an honors certificate.All events will take place at the Mises Institute, along with specially catered meals and evening receptions. All students will have week-long access to the library and computers. To apply go to the Student Scholarship Application. Deadline: July 1, 2002 (but the conference is likely to fill up long before)
- Walter Block (Loyola University, New Orleans)
- David Gordon (Mises Review)
- Hans-Hermann Hoppe (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
- Jörg Guido Hülsmann (Mises Institute)
- N. Stephan Kinsella (Applied Optoelectronics)
- Roderick Long (Auburn University)
- Ralph Raico (Buffalo State College)
- Joseph T. Salerno (Pace University)
- Mark Thornton (Columbus State University)
Sunday July 28
10:00am-9:00pm (Central Time): Check-in at Commons Dorm
Monday July 29
Tuesday July 30
Wednesday July 31
Thursday August 1
Friday August 2
A limited number of Observer spaces are available. The price of $675 includes all meals, lectures, and student materials. The price of housing is $20 per night at the student dorm (double-occupancy), and $72 per night at the Auburn University hotel. And there are many other places to stay as well. Use this Member Observer registration form. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.