Dr. Aeon Skoble to present Constitution Day lecture
Dr. Aeon J. Skoble, professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State University, will discuss “Understanding the Constitution” when he presents Salve Regina’s annual Constitution Day lecture at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Young Building ballroom.
Skoble will explore the philosophical roots and underlying principles of the U.S. Constitution, and show how clearer understanding of these can help illuminate modern-day controversies.
Skoble is the author of “Deleting the State: An Argument about Government,” the editor of “Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty” and co-editor of “Political Philosophy: Essential Selections” and “Reality, Reason and Rights.” He has frequently lectured and written for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education, and he is a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. Skoble’s main research includes theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority and virtue ethics, and he writes widely on the intersection of philosophy and popular culture.
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Congress passed a bill designating Sept. 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about the nation’s founding document.