Libertarianism Defended

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2006 - Philosophy - 348 pages
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In this book Tibor R. Machan analyses the state of the debate on libertarianism post Nozick. Going far beyond the often cursory treatment of libertarianism in major books and other publications he examines closely the alternative non-Nozickian defences of libertarianism that have been advanced and, by applying these arguments to innumerable policy areas in the field, Machan achieves a new visibility and prominence for libertarianism.
  

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Contents

Is It Responsible to be Free?
13
Here to Stay?
21
Justice Self and Natural Rights
31
Individualism and the Vitality of Community Life
71
Economics and Human Values
83
Finding the Rational
97
A Positive Libertarian View of Government
121
Allies After All?
147
Between Parent and Child
215
Should Ads for Hazardous Goods be Banned?
223
I6 The Ideology of Death that Will Not
233
l7 Libertarianism and Conservatism
241
l8 Socialism Redux on the Horizon
261
l9 Two Philosophers Skeptical of Negative Liberty
269
Does Libertarianism Imply the Welfare State?
299
The Dependence of Equality on Liberty
313

Robert Nozick and the Libertarian Alternative
163
Will Technology Make Us Free?
185
How Critical is Critical Legal Studies?
191
Should You Apologize?
203
Why Agreement Is Not Enough
321
Against Fairness
335
Epilogue
341
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