A Conflict of Visions and Honorable Business Reading Group

What is the Conflict of Visions and Honorable Business reading group?

Directed by Ross Emmett and Andrew Humphries, A Conflict of Visions and Honorable Business Reading Group provides undergraduate students the opportunity to meet in-person on a weekly basis over six weeks during the spring 2022 semester to read and discuss a set of books on the general topic of freedom and responsibility in philosophy, politics and economics.

The reading group will meet every Tuesday from 6:00–7:30 p.m. AZ MST, January 25 to March 1, 2022 in-person on the Tempe campus.

The application process is competitive. Participants are selected based on their application materials. If you are not available at the time of our regular meetings (for classes, jobs, student life activities, or other reasons), please do not apply.

The books we will read include:

T. Sowell, "A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles"
J. Otteson, "Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society"

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Who should apply?

  • Mature scholars who embrace the opportunity to read, think and discuss.
  • Have time to devote to a challenging set of readings.
  • Committed to contributing to each discussion, and also to encouraging others to contribute as well.
  • Can criticize ideas while respecting the individuals who advance them.
  • Available all of the Tuesday evenings we are scheduled to meet.
  • Current undergraduate students enrolled at Arizona State University.

The reading group is open to all current ASU undergraduate students to apply.

Complimentary copies of each book will be provided to students.

The reading group will meet in-person every Tuesday from 6:00–7:30 p.m. from January 25 until March 1, 2022.

Funding for this project was provided by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University.