The Promise of Liberty: A Non-Utopian Vision

Lexington Books (2008)
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Introduction: Why moral judgments can be objective -- Theorists v. their theories : the case of agent causation -- Ethics and its controversial assumptions : individualism & human success -- Virtue, liberty, and private property : aspects of humanist political economy -- Economic analysis and the pursuit of liberty -- Human rights and poverty -- Rights, values, regulation, and health care -- The morality of smoking -- Philosophy, physics, and common sense -- The calculation problem & the tragedy of the common -- Government budget crises -- Right to private property -- Revisiting a critique -- Leo Strauss & neo-conservatism -- Tocqueville & Ayn Rand -- Should the constitution be rescued? -- Distraction of anarchism -- On owning intellectual stuff -- Fetal rights & liberty -- Speculation on post-communism -- The right to be wrong -- Reflections on democracy -- The flaws of stakeholder theory -- Individualism should respect rights.
Keywords Liberty Philosophy  Liberty
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Call number B105.L45.M24 2008
ISBN(s) 9780739130742   0739130749   0739130765   9780739130766
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