“It’s a little surprising to say in retrospect, but until writing my chapter on law — a subject that Robert Mayhew suggested to me — I hadn’t given much thought directly to the nature of law in Atlas Shrugged,” said Tara Smith, referring to a chapter she contributed to Mayhew’s book Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”
This panel event celebrates and discusses two new scholarly works related to Objectivism: Tara Smith’s Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System and the multi-author volume A Companion to Ayn Rand, edited by Allan Gotthelf and Gregory Salmieri.
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.
In this installation of the Ayn Rand Institute’s new podcast series Inside “A Companion to Ayn Rand,” Don Watkins interviews Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, on the chapter she authored, “Objective Law.”
On March 15 and 16, Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss her new book, Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System, with two audiences in Southern California.
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.