Schedule & Papers

The Tim Hall Memorial Symposium will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Oberlin College Science Center (119 Woodland St., Oberlin, OH 44074) [map] [directions], in Dye Lecture Hall. Please note that there is no obligation to attend the full day; we look forward to having you at whichever sessions you’re able to attend.

Some of our speakers have pre-circulated papers. Simply click the appropriate links below, and email for the password. We are also pleased to circulate here the contribution of Samuel C. Wheeler III, who is no longer able to attend the Symposium in person: “Deceased Person Organ Donation and the Status of Bodies” [PDF]


Welcome Remarks

11:45am – Libertarianism and Regulation
Michael Otsuka, “Can a Liberal State Justify a Tax on Cigarettes to Subsidise E-cigarettes?”
Jonathan H. Adler, “On Libertarianism and Environmental Regulation”

Vegan Lunch (free for registered attendees)

2:00pm – Video Tribute
Produced by Nancie Tighe

2:30pm – Ethics in the Real World
Barbara Herman, “Doubting the Right of Self-Defense”
Tristram McPherson, “The Puzzle of Inefficacy” [PDF]

Coffee Break

4:15pm – Free Speech
Seana Shiffrin, “Compelled Speech and Abortion”
Keith Whittington, “Academic Freedom and the Scope of Protections for Extramural Speech”

5:30pm – Keynote Address
Greg Lukianoff, “The Coddling of the American Mind”

Concluding Remarks and Break for Dinner
(attendees are asked to make their own dinner arrangements around Oberlin)

Remembrances at The Feve