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Philosophers Speak: Dr. Tara Smith on the First Amendment  

Dr. Tara Smith

Dr. Tara Smith

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5-6:15 p.m., the Philosophy Department and the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences will present the next lecture of the Philosophers Speak lecture series. The lecture, which will be hosted online, will be delivered by Dr. Tara Smith, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Smith's talk is entitled, "The First Amendment – What It Means and Why It Matters." She will discuss the First Amendment as a whole and why intellectual freedom is especially important. She will then focus on two current-day confusions: one surrounding freedom of speech and the other, freedom of religion.

Dr. Smith has a long-standing interest in intellectual freedom. Recent publications include Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System, published by Cambridge University Press, and "The Free Speech Vernacular – Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech," published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics. Dr. Smith is BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism, and she also holds the Anthem Foundation Fellowship.

Please click here to register for the event!

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For more information, please contact:

  • Mark Couch
  • (973) 761-9480