Lectures & Talks
The Return of Ethics
Here is a 16 minute digest of Dave's talk in Moscow on "The Return of Ethics."
Colloquium Series: May 15, 2012 | Speaker David Schmidtz
David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, joint Professor of Economics, founding director of Arizona's Freedom Center, and editor of Social Philosophy and Policy. He works mainly in ethics, environmental philosophy, rational choice, and political philosophy.
Equality Video Series
This series includes four brief videos on equality. The first is titled "Liberalism and Equality of Opportunity", the second is "Equal Treatment or Equal Outcome", the third is "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer", and the fourth is "Equal Shares, and the Idea of a Social Contract".
Classical Liberalism: What elements make up our idea of justice?
How can we ensure people get what they are due, in terms of justice? Philosophy professor at University of Arizona, David Schmidtz says the answer to this question needs context. Who is the person we're referring to, and to what are we responding? Some elements of justice include equality, returning favors, and the right to air grievances
Reinventing Moral Science
Professor Schmidtz provides the keynote address for Liberty International in this video from 2018
David Schmidtz on Preparing for the Academic Job Market (Part 2)
David Schmidtz speaks to graduate students about the academic job market.
The Trolley Problem
Philosopher David Schmidtz on ethical dilemmas, moral institutions, and the nature of justice
Snapshot Justice David Schmidtz
Philosopher David Schmidtz on equality, the gap between theory and practice, and real fairness
Dr. David Schmidtz on Corruption (Part 1)
Dr. David Schmidtz discusses the moral and economic problems of corruption in politics.
David Schmidtz at the Ratio Institute
The 2nd-4th November 2017 the Ratio Institute welcomed members of the Mont Pelerin Society to Stockholm for a special meeting on the topic The Populist Threat to the Free Society. At the conference leading scholars discussed research papers on how to understand the rise of populism in western societies. David Schmidtz is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Arizona. Here he discusses his talk Human Capital in the 21st Century An Essay on Markets In Education.