Liberalism: Rights, property and markets

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G. W. Smith
Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Liberalism - 1725 pages
Encompassing the relationship between the state and the individual, society and the individual, the nature of freedom and the concept of the person, this four-volume set covers the main tenets of the liberal tradition. The collection includes material from the rich background and history of classical writings, and also emphasizes modern scholarship and contemporary issues.Fully indexed and including a new introduction by the editor, this is an invaluable reference tool for both researchers and students in the field.
 

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Contents

The new liberalism
3
Liberalism unintended orders and evolutionism
35
The invisible hand and the cunning of reason
60
a critique
72
The rule of law in contemporary liberal theory
93
The nature and value of rights
112
The natural right to equal freedom
131
Are there any absolute rights?
146
Selfownership autonomy and property rights
223
Property rights and freedom
241
narrowing the gap
275
A libertarian justification for a welfare state
289
Libertarian rights and welfare rights
307
Welfare rights
330
Rights and autonomy
349
Indirect utility and fundamental rights
368

Gewirth on absolute rights
162
Justice and property
191
Natural property rights
204
Personal projects as the foundation for basic rights
387
In defense of individualism
407
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