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Aug 22, 1995

James Sadowsky and Douglas Rasmussen on Society and the Common Good

James Sadowsky was a Jesuit priest and professor of philosophy at Fordham University. A friend to and follower of Murray Rothbard’s political philosophy, he also gave lectures at Aix-en-Provence for the International Society for Individual Liberty for many years. He passed away on September 7, 2012.

Douglas Rasmussen is a professor of philosophy at St. John’s University and is the author of several books on ethics and political philosophy.

In this video from 1995, Sadowsky and Rasmussen give a lecture on the organization of society, the nature of rights, and whether or not there is any legitimacy to claims of the “common good.” They also explore the concept of social justice, which was just beginning to gain prominence in philosophy circles in the mid-nineties.