About Us

Questions and Answers about
Liberty Studies

What is Liberty Studies?

Liberty Studies is an inter-disciplinary field of inquiry dedicated to understanding the foundations, meanings, and implications of what it is to be free. It poses the fundamental question of “What can I do with my life?” It questions the power of institutions and the legitimacy of the constraints they impose. It explores freedom and liberty from multiple perspectives, including minorities and women in our own culture, and indigenous peoples of other times and places. Liberty Studies examines the costs and benefits of free human interaction, the need of naturally social animals to be left alone, and ultimately wrestles with the questions of what freedom and liberty are and should be.

Is this committed to advancing a particular concept of liberty?

Liberty Studies is an educational endeavor and, as such, is neutral as to theories of liberty and welcomes all reasonable voices on the topic. Our sole purpose is to provide an educational setting where students and faculty are free to explore, debate, critique, and discuss ideas on liberty. We believe this can best be accomplished in a setting that embraces a plurality of views with regard both to the principles of liberty and their manner of instruction.

Focusing solely on integrating scholarly research and education, Liberty Studies takes no stances or positions with regards to policy issues. Instead, our work seeks to ensure that debates on these issues occur at the highest intellectual levels by utilizing all tools and critiques available from across the disciplines.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Liberty Studies is dedicated to merit and achievement in higher education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other non-academic, non-mission related, reason.

(c) 2006 Liberty Studies, Inc.

One Response to About Us

  1. Jeff Gropp says:

    I am a professor at DePauw University and I am attempting to develop a first-year seminar entitled Studies in Liberty. The goal of this course is to expose students to various writers in Liberty (Thomas Sowell, Thomas Paine, Murray Rothbard, Frédéric Bastiat, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, John Stuart Mill among others).

    I was curious if you have come across similar types of courses and possessed any reference material to share, e.g., syllabus, reading list, thematic units etc…

Leave a Reply