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Culture And Society

Tara Smith Discusses Her New Article on Religious Exemptions

A new article by Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism, highlights her recent interest in the subject of religious exemptions in the law. “Religious Liberty or Religious License? Legal Schizophrenia and the Case against Exemptions,” published in the Journal of Law & Politics, “seeks to demonstrate that religious exemptions are unjustified in theory and corrosive, in practice,” according to the article’s abstract.
Culture And Society

Read Now: Tara Smith on the Value of Religious Freedom

A new article on the value of religious freedom has been published in the Arkansas Law Review by Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism. “What Good Is Religious Freedom? Locke, Rand, and the Non-Religious Case for Respecting It” is aimed at accounting for the source, nature and value of religious freedom.
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Positive Reviews for Tara Smith’s Latest Book

Following its publication last year, reviews have begun to appear with quite favorable assessments of Tara Smith’s Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System. Smith is professor of philosophy and BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism at the University of Texas at Austin.
Government And Business

Trifecta: Tara Smith on Judicial Review in North Carolina

Tara Smith will be participating in three talks in North Carolina on February 10 and 11, during which she will present some of the ideas from her new book, Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System. These talks are just the latest in a series that began in the fall of 2015 to promote Dr. Smith’s new book to students, legal practitioners, and intellectuals.
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Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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