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Welcome to the Reason Papers Archive

Reason Papers was founded in 1974, and was edited by Tibor R. Machan from issues 1 through 25 and by Aeon J. Skoble from issue 26 through 32. It is now edited by Carrie-Ann Biondi and Irfan Khawaja. There have also been several special-topic issues with guest editors (noted below). Full-article PDF archives are hyperlinked (underlined) below. If the article you are looking for doesn’t come up please report the error. To order hard copies (if available), visit the Ordering page. Special thanks to Stephan Kinsella and David Veksler for their hard work in making this PDF archive possible.

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ISSUE 36, NO. 1 – JULY 2014 (FULL ISSUE)

Symposium: Robert Talisse’s Democracy and Moral Conflict

Symposium: Waco Twenty Years Later

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Afterword

 

ISSUE 35, NO. 1 – july 2013 (FULL ISSUE)

Symposium: Jason Brennan’s The Ethics of Voting

Symposium: Ayn Rand on Punishment

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Afterwords

 

Issue 34, no. 2 – october 2012 (Full Issue)

Symposium: Sari Nusseibeh’s What Is a Palestinian State Worth?

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Afterwords

Issue 34, No. 1 – June 2012 (Full Issue)

Special Issue: Imagining Better: Philosophical Issues in Harry Potter

Part I: Metaphysics, Literature, and Self-Understanding

Part II: Integrating Theory and Practice for Living Well

Part III: The Dark Side of the Moral Imagination

Issue No. 33 – Fall 2011 (Full Issue)

Symposium: Rand and Hayek on Cognition and Trade

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Issue No. 32 – Fall 2010 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 31 – Fall 2009 (Full Issue)

Articles: Business Ethics Symposium

NOTE: the print edition of RP #31 contained the wrong version of Elaine Sternberg’s article. This website also had the incorrect version prior to 5/17/10. The error has been corrected, so the link below does go to the correct version.

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Issue No. 30 – Fall 2008 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 29 – Fall 2007 (Full Issue)

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ASVI Symposium on The Passion for Liberty

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Issue No. 28 – Spring 2006 (Full Issue)

Symposium: Angelo Codevilla’s No Victory, No Peace

AAPSS Symposium: War and Liberty

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Issue No. 27 – Fall 2004 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 26 – Summer 2003 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 25 – Fall 2000 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 24 – Fall 1999 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 23 – Fall 1998 (Full Issue)

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Special Forum: Rand & Philosophy

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Issue No. 22 – Fall 1997 (Full Issue)

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Symposium on Bioethics

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Issue No. 21 – Fall 1996 (Full Issue)

Special Issue on Thoreau
Guest Editor: Kelley Dean Jolley

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Issue No. 20 – Fall 1995 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 19, Fall 1994 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 18 – Fall 1993 (Full Issue)

Special Issue on Ethics and Political Philosophy
Guest Editor: Fred D. Miller. Jr.

Symposium: Feminist Philosophy Reconsidered

Symposium: Douglas B. Rasmussen and Douglas J. Den Uyl, Liberty and Nature: An Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order

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Issue No. 17 – Summer 1992 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 16 – Fall 1991 (Full Issue)

Rethinking Foundationalism: Metaphilosophical Essays
Guest editors: Gregory R. Johnson and Glenn A Magee

  • Preface – Gregory R. Johnson and Glenn A. Magee

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Issue No. 15 – Summer 1990 (Full Issue)

Essays to Commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Completion of David Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature
Guest Editor: Stuart Warner

 

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Issue No. 14 – Spring 1989 (Full Issue)

Special Lomasky Symposium Issue

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Lomasky Symposium

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Issue No. 13 – Spring 1988 (Full Issue)

The Free and Noble Spirit: A Festschrift for John Hospers

Appreciation

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Issue No. 12 – Spring 1987 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 11 – Spring 1986 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 10 – Spring 1985 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 9 – Winter 1983 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 8 – Summer 1982 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 7 – Spring 1981 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 6, Spring 1980 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 5 – Winter 1979 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 4 – Winter 1978 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 3, Fall 1976 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 2, Fall 1975 (Full Issue)

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Issue No. 1, Fall 1974 (Full Issue)

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