With this in mind, we do refuse temptation, not least when we decline the pleasures of glib libertarianism
, idle romanticism, and technophilic hubris.
The second section contains Narveson's effort to justify libertarianism
without resort to natural-rights intuitions.
In attempting to provide health services for the largest number of people, proponents of utilitarianism attempt to strike a balance between libertarianism
and the Commitment to Equal Justice
Both authors take care to contrast their positions to, and thus to explain, more familiar versions of conservatism and libertarianism
. Schlueter presents his natural law liberalism as a defense of the conservatism of the American founding and the best synthesis of the libertarian, traditionalist, and neoconservative strands of the modern right.
We argue, in sharp contrast, that libertarianism
is a subset of moral law, concerning when violence is justified, and that it has no position on anything else.
is a political theory that asks only one question: under what conditions is the use of force justified?
The book is organized as a set of responses to questions interlocutors of various sorts might have about libertarianism
. Brennan considers "the basics" and proceeds with discussions of what freedom is and why it is important, human nature and ethics, government and democracy, civil rights, economic freedom, poverty, contemporary sociopolitical problems, and libertarian involvement in the political process.
We are soon given an example of a key error when we are informed that "To date, there have been three main approaches to defending liberal democracy: utilitarianism, liberal equality, and libertarianism
This study considers Anselm's libertarianism
with respect to two criteria: self-causation and open options.
I have no idea of the kind of prestidigitation that was required in this author's mind to believe that libertarians, in general, would be put on the offensive by a "Merry Christmas!" Libertarianism
, like all ideologies, has its share of curmudgeons.
While Friedman's monetarist economic theories are influential, his broader libertarianism
is even more so.