Today The Atlas Society's Ed Hudgins addressed Liberty Forum in New Hampshire. Ed spoke on "Seizing the Moral High Ground to Defeat the Statists." “In this election year, seizing the moral high ground is more important than ever," Ed explains. "The future of freedom is literally at stake. At my past visits to Liberty Forum I’ve enjoyed working with like-minded lovers of liberty to devise ways to actually change the political and cultural landscape for the better.” Here is the description of Ed's talk: "Friends of freedom know the frustration of being on the moral defensive and seeing their fellow citizens acquiescing in their own enslavement as statists disingenuously mouth their love for humanity. And we see the GOP, the nominal party of limited government, collapsing under the weight of its own moral confusion. But six powerful arguments will allow liberty-lovers to turn the tables on the statists, to seize the moral high ground, and to put them on the defensive. Audiences are ripe for such a moral message, which also offers a way for lovers of liberty to restore limited government in the wake of the GOP’s disintegration." The Atlas Society is a sponsor of Liberty Forum and George Johnson is representing us there. 
Atlas Society founder and CEO David Kelley will speak at the American Philosophical Association’s Central Division Annual Meetingin Chicago. Kelley will comment March 3 on a recent book, Toleration, by Andrew Jason Cohen. The session was organized and will be chaired by Shawn Klein, now in the philosophy department of Arizona State University, a frequent speaker at Atlas Society events and recipient of Atlas Society Graduate Scholarships. About David Kelley David Kelley is a professional philosopher, teacher, and best-selling author. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as a Visiting Lecturer. Among his books are Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence;...
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The Atlas Society is proud to announce the second major publication in the psychology career of William Schultz. Schultz is a graduate student pursuing at PsyD degree in clinical psychology at The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. His graduate studies are being supported by a Graduate Scholarship from TAS’s Frank W. Bubb Fund for Objectivist Scholarship. Schultz’s new publication is “Neuroessentialism: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations.” This essay will be featured in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, in the January, 2016 issue. “Neuroessentialism,” Schultz explains, “is the view that the definitive way of explaining human psychological experience is by reference to the brain and its activity.” In effect, it is the thesis that scientific psychology should not directly reference the mind or the will as such, but only the neurological states that give rise to them. Schultz’s essay surveys a voluminous methodological and empirical literature, an impressive feat of scholarship in its own right. On that basis, Schultz argues that neuroessentialism leaves out the real causal properties of thoughts and the will. Focusing on the brain alone causes clinicians and patients to over-emphasize the role of medications and to view the patient as more a passive victim than an active participant in his own therapy. Schultz examines the impact of this passive outlook on the treatment of depression, in particular, and concludes that “neuroessentialistic conceptualization...
Tune in to BBC radio tomorrow morning, Wednesday December 9, to hear Ed Hudgins weigh in on Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican nomination process. Update: For those who missed the live broadcast, we'll be posting the recorded audio as soon as it's available.