Each of us is an individual, yet each of is born of parents and shares the genes and customs of our family. Family ties are the model of duty and community in traditional thought.

In this 59-minute webinar, recorded on January 9, 2012, William R Thomas argues that there are no unchosen duties and that no one is bound by their clan or tribe. But Thomas also explains how rational family ties can be a unique and highly valuable social connection.

Audio with slide-show. 26 minutes of lecture, followed by 33 minutes of question-and-answer.

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