Sadowsky and Rasmussen discuss the organization of society, the nature of rights, and whether or not there is any legitimacy to claims of the “common good.”

Douglas Rasmussen is a professor of philosophy at St. John’s University and co‐​author (along with Douglas J. Den Uyl) of several books on ethics and political philosophy including Liberty and Nature: An Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order (1991), Liberalism Defended: The Challenge of Post‐​Modernity (1997), and Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non‐​Perfectionist Politics (2005).

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.

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.