The James Wilson Foundation on Natural Rights and the American Founding

“Marriage: More than a Contract? A Conversation” and “Making the Argument on Marriage” by Ryan T. Anderson

Making the Argument on Marriage

Marriage: More than a Contract? A Conversation

Ryan Anderson delivers two lectures and discussions on marriage September 27 and 28, 2013 at Amherst College. He is William E. Simon Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and the editor of Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute. A Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, he is a Ph.D. candidate in political philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has worked as assistant editor of First Things and was a Journalism Fellow of the Phillips Foundation. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, First Things, the Weekly Standard, National Review, the New Atlantis, and the Claremont Review of Books.

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