Stan Warford

J. Stanley Warford
Professor of Computer Science
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA 90263
Email: Message to Warford
310-506-4332

Seaver College Faculty Profile.

Spring 2014 Courses

Math 221, Discrete Structures
CoSc 330, Computer Systems
CoSc 425, Computer Organization

Philosophical Essays

My Howard A. White award Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
An essay about the Christian and war.
An essay about why I am a libertarian.
An essay about the rank, tenure, and promotion process.
An essay about computer science and the liberal arts.

Publication Links

Computer Systems
Book page at the publisher's site.
Book page at amazon.com.
Downloads for Pep/8 software.

Computing Fundamentals
Book page at amazon.com.

iTunes University

Four of my courses are posted on iTunes University:

Math 220, Formal Methods
Math 221, Discrete Structures
CoSc 320, Data Structures
CoSc 330, Computer Systems

Each course consists of all the lectures videorecorded during the 2010-11 academic year (Math 220, 221), and 2011-12 academic year (CoSc 320, 330). The above links take you to the course preview page with your web browser, from which you can click to view in the desktop iTunes application and subscribe to the course. All the course materials including assignments and lectures slides are best viewed on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) with the free iTunes U app.

The following file is the settings file for those who wish to use Final Cut Pro X to encode lecture videos with the same specification as mine.
640x360-MPEG-4.setting

Personal Links: Libertarianism

I first learned about the Libertarian philosophy by following a personal link from an individual who was supplying information about a totally unrelated subject. Perhaps these links will introduce you to Libertarianism in the same way.

Most people come to Libertarianism from a Conservative/Republican background. A minority come from a Liberal/Democratic background, as I did. In either case, you should investigate Libertarianism, which takes the best from both ends of the political spectrum -- tolerance, civil liberties, and non-intervention from the traditional left and free-market economics from the traditional right. Libertarianism is not, however, a thoughtless conglomeration of beliefs. It has consistent philosophical roots, but at the same time has practical implications for how society ought to be ordered.

Libertarianism is based on the Nonagression Principle: No one may initiate physical violence or the threat of physical violence against the person or property of anyone else. In other words, everyone has the absolute right to be free from aggression. Libertarianism differs from other political philosophies because it applies the Nonagression Principle to all individuals and groups of individuals equally, including the group of individuals that comprise state governments.

Introduction: Libertarianism.com
Daily commentary: Lew Rockwell
Economics: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Economic education: Foundation for Economic Education
Classic treatise: For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto (mp3)
Morality: The Ethics of Liberty (mp3)
Champion: Frédéric Bastiat
Champion: Lysander Spooner
Champion: Ron Paul
Freedom: The Future of Freedom Foundation
Property and freedom: The Property & Freedom Society
Public policy: The Independent Institute
Public policy: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Small government: Downsize DC
Austrian Economic introduction: Economics in One Lesson
Austrian Economic treatise: Man, Economy, and State (mp3)
Austrian Economic education: Tom Woods' Learn Austrian Economics
Austrian Economic education: Hoppe and Hülsmann's video lecture series
Praxeology: The PraxGirl's Praxeology TV
Money: The Case Against the Fed (mp3)
Money: What Has Government Done to Our Money? (mp3)
Depressions: Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure
Market anarchism: Molinari Institute
War and peace: AntiWar.com
Digital civil liberties: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Antiwar radio interviews: Scott Horton's Radio Shows
Politics: The Libertarian Party
State nullification: The 10th Amendment Center
Books: Laissez Faire Books
Magazine: Liberty
The law: Institute for Justice
The war on drugs: Marijuana Policy Project
Christian nonviolence: Center for Christian Nonviolence
Christian anarchism: Harmless as Doves Ministries
Education: Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Education history: The Underground History of American Education
Promotion: Advocates for Self-Government
Eminent domain abuse: Castle Coalition
Animated presentation: By Jonathan Gullible
Self study: TOLFA - The On Line Freedom Academy