My Overview of a Workshop on Firearms and Self-Defense (Light Over Heat #47)

This video offers an overview of the 14 papers presented at a workshop on “The Ethics, Law, and Social Science of Firearms and Self-Defense” convened by the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

Out of respect for the privacy of the participants in this closed workshop, I did not give their names or affiliations in this video. But the organizers are supposed to be putting together a web page highlighting the works presented, and when they do I will come back here and add a link.

Also at this workshop I presented a rough draft of my paper systematizing the dominant academic approach to understanding Gun Culture 2.0, what I call “The Standard Model of Explaining the Irrationality of Defensive Gun Ownership” (see my “Light Over Heat” YouTube video playlist on the topic).

My original plan for this video was to discuss in detail the reception of my thoughts, but having to record this video on the morning of the final day of the workshop did not allow me to compose my thoughts coherently enough. So, as I continue to work on this project, I will report more on its progress in relation to the feedback I received.

I also mention at the conclusion of this video that I will be taking a couple week hiatus from “Light Over Heat” in order to move to a house closer to my in-laws. Still in the Winston-Salem area, still at Wake Forest, but a move of any distance is trying. Thanks for your forbearance.

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3 thoughts on “My Overview of a Workshop on Firearms and Self-Defense (Light Over Heat #47)

  1. I know how stressful moving can be. I hope that went well, and I hope you are having a good holiday break.

    But I’m really writing to say I hope you are back in the new year. I realized I hadn’t seen anything from you for a while.

    Anyway, keep up the good work. I for one appreciate the effort you put into the videos, and the blogs, and I think the effort you put into your teaching shows through when you post stuff relating to your yearly seminar.

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    • Thanks for these kind and encouraging comments. We’re still “moving in” despite being in this house for a couple of months now. Of course, we were in our last house 4 years and were still moving in when we moved out! It’s a process, though hopefully taking up less and less of my time over the months and years. We’re now 6 houses away from my in-laws and very happy to be closer to them as they age.


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