Profiles in Liberty: Nicholas Capaldi


In this extended interview, philosopher Nicholas Capaldi responds to a series of questions about his life and work. Capaldi is Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University, New Orleans and co-author of The Two Narratives of Political Economy.

question-bannerWhy did you become a philosopher? [0:17]

Where did you get your education? [3:41]

What was your first academic position? [12:41]

What are the key themes of your book John Stuart Mill: A Biography (2004)? [15:49]

What are the key themes of The Two Narratives of Political Economy (2010, co-authored with Gordon Lloyd)? [31:28]

What are the key themes of America’s Spiritual Capital (2012, coauthored with Theodore Roosevelt Malloch)? [47:52]

What philosophers have you learned most from? [55:52]

What philosophers do you most disagree with? [1:11:11]

What is the state of liberal thought today among philosophers? [1:19:46]

To bring about a more liberal society, what key practical steps can and should be taken? [1:30:10]

Previous Profiles in Liberty:
Philosopher Douglas Den Uyl.
Philosopher Douglas Rasmussen.
Economist David R. Henderson.
Philosopher Tibor Machan.

Forthcoming: economist Robert Lawson.

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