Lecture by Tara Smith, "Constitutionalism—The Backbone of Objective Law"

On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Norwegian constitution, DLF and FSO invite to a lecture on constitutionalism by Dr. Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas!


"This lecture explores the meaning and value of legal constitutionalism by situating it in the context of other fundamental legal ideals. Thus we will consider: What, in essence, is the Rule of Law? What is required to have objective law? And what role does a constitution properly play if a society is to enjoy these?

Our answer will elaborate on the core of what a proper constitution is and does. We will also comment on the historical evolution of the idea of constitutions and on the status of that idea today: What are the threats greatestintellectual as well as more political practicallyto proper constitutional governance?"

Tara Smith, PhD, Philosophy, 1989, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Smith is professor of philosophy at the University of Texas, where she holds the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and the Anthem Foundation Fellowship. A specialist in moral, legal and political philosophy, she has published books on values, virtues and individual rights, and is now writing a book on objectivity in judicial review.

Room: Industrisalen

Møtet er gratis for medlemmer av FSO eller DLF, for andre: kr 100