"Society Is Not a Race" -- A Lecture Tonight at TU by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar David Schmidtz
On this edition of our show, we speak with Professor David Schmidtz, who is a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar here at the University of Tulsa. Tonight -- Tuesday the 7th -- at 7pm, Prof. Schmidtz will deliver a free-to-the-public lecture in the Allen Chapman Student Union on the TU campus; a reception and book signing will follow this event. The talk is entitled "Society Is Not a Race" -- meaning, put simply, that society is not a competition. As our guest explains today, his remarks tonight will try to clarify the differences between society and competition; while the latter signifies an attempt to measure relative importance, the former is an attempt to be a good place to live. Prof. Schmidtz is the Kendrick Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, where he also has appointments in economics and in the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. He's also the founding director of Arizona's Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, which he likewise tells us about today.