Past Sessions

2011 Session at APA Eastern Division, Washington DC
Topic: Sports, Values, and Society
Chair: Jennifer Baker (College of Charleston)
Speakers:

  • Tara Smith (University of Texas, Austin): “Sport & the Value of Valuing – What are we Cheering?”
  • Shawn E. Klein (Rockford College): “Internal and External Values: Does Commercialism Corrupt Sport?”

Commentators:

  • Scott Scheall (Arizona State University Polytechnic)
  • Jason Walker (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

2010 Session at APA Eastern Division, Boston, MA

  • Canceled due to weather

2009 Session at APA Eastern Division, New York, NY
Topic: Selections from a Festschrift for Tibor R. Machan
Chair: Aeon Skoble (Bridgewater State College)
Speakers:

  • Douglas Rasmussen (St. John’s University) “Perfectionism and the So-Called Naturalist Fallacy”
  • James Sterba (University of Notre Dame) “Liberty to Equality: Yet Another Try”
  • Anthony Lisska (Denison University) “God, Aquinas, and Revisionist Natural law Theory”

Commentator:

  • Tibor Machan (Chapman University)

2008 Session at APA Eastern Division, Philadelphia, PA

2007 Session at APA Eastern Division, Baltimore, MD
Topic: Two New Books on Justification and the State
Chair: Douglas Rasmussen (St. John’s University)
1: Daniel Shapiro, Is The Welfare State Justified?
Critics: Jerry Gaus (University of Arizona)
James Sterba (University of Notre Dame)
Author: Daniel Shapiro (West Virginia University)

2: Aeon Skoble, Deleting the State
Critics: Stephen Kershnar (State University of New York-Fredonia)
Aaron Garrett (Boston University)
Author: Aeon Skoble (Bridgewater State College)

2006 Session at APA Eastern Division, Washington, DC
Topic: Author Meets Critics: Jan Narveson’s Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice
Chair: Tibor R. Machan (Chapman University)
Critics:

  • Irfan Khawaja (City University of New York–John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
  • Carrie-Ann Biondi (City University of New York–John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
  • Matt Zwolinski (University of San Diego)

Author: Jan Narveson (University of Waterloo)

2005 Session at APA Eastern Division, New York, NY
Topic: A Symposium on Rasmussen and Den Uyl’s Norms of Liberty
Chair: Fred Miller, Jr. (Bowling Green State University)
Speakers:

  • Aeon Skoble (Bridgewater State College)
  • Edwin England (Denison University)
  • Charlotte Thomas (Mercer University)
  • David Thunder (University of Notre Dame)

(We are still working on completing the archive of past sessions)

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