Philosophy

David Hume & the Origins of Liberalism with Prof. Aaron Zubia

Professor Aaron Zubia joins Anchoring Truths Podcast host Garrett Snedeker to discuss his newbook analyzing David Hume’s political theory with its implications on liberalism. Professor Zubia gives a glimpse into what the state of affairs was in the age of the Scottish Enlightenment, the ancient and Epicurean roots Hume has, and the modern applications and

2023: A Year in Ideas

In this special “minisode,” JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and Programs Director Daniel Osborne sit down to talk a bit about the ideas and debates that came to characterize 2023. They discuss Mere Natural Law, Originalism, Historicism, and Courage.

The Pitfalls of the Parents’ Rights Argument

“The pitfall of the argument in favor of parents’ rights is that it makes the decision for children to be exposed to information about sexual activity or access to puberty blockers a matter of a parent’s will,” writes Sarrouf.

LISTEN- Natural Law in the Courts: First Things Podcast ftr. Hadley Arkes & Mark Bauerlein

This is latest installment of an ongoing interview series with First Things contributing editor Mark Bauerlein. Hadley Arkes joins the podcast to discuss his new book Mere Natural Law: Originalism and the Anchoring Truths of the Constitution. The conversation is embedded above. For your long-term convenience, follow this podcast on  SoundCloud or subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher. 

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