David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Libertarian Papers 1 (5):1-12 (2009)
The classical formulation of libertarianism seems to be incompatible with the requirements of political legitimacy. Some libertarians have endorsed this result, denying that the state is legitimate. This paper argues, however, that the particular nature of that incompatibility represents a problem for the classical formulation of libertarianism. It is argued that acknowledging the existence of a particular minimal form of positive rights might overcome the problem in question. It is further argued that acknowledgment of such positive rights would seem to provide a more adequate normative ground for making sense of some central libertarian insights and concerns.
|Keywords||libertarianism political legitimacy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
M. Coakley (2011). On the Value of Political Legitimacy. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 (4):345-369.
J. Lester (2012). Kymlicka on Libertarianism: A Response. Libertarian Papers 4.
Walter Block (2010). Review of Huebert's Libertarianism Today. [REVIEW] Libertarian Papers 2.
Peter Vallentyne (2006). Left-Libertarianism and Private Discrimination. San Diego Law Review 43:981-994.
David L. Brooks (1994). The Problems of Postlibertarianism: Reply to Friedman. Critical Review 8 (1):85-94.
Matt Zwolinski, Libertarianism. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Ryszard Legutko (1995). Libertarianism Vs. Community: Reply to Simpson. Critical Review 9 (3):421-425.
Steve Daskal (2010). Libertarianism Left and Right, the Lockean Proviso, and the Reformed Welfare State. Social Theory and Practice 36 (1):21-43.
Jeffrey Friedman (1997). What's Wrong with Libertarianism. Critical Review 11 (3):407-467.
Peter Simpson (1995). Community in a New Libertarianism: Rejoinder to Legutko. Critical Review 9 (3):427-429.
Daniel Moseley (2011). What is Libertarianism? Basic Income Studies 6 (2):4.
Peter Vallentyne (2007). Libertarianism and the State. Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (1):187-205.
Am Feallsanach (1998). Locke and Libertarian Property Rights: Reply to Weinberg. Critical Review 12 (3):319-323.
Mathias Risse (2004). Does Left-Libertarianism Have Coherent Foundations? Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (3):337-364.
Added to index2011-01-07
Total downloads30 ( #63,740 of 1,140,039 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #157,514 of 1,140,039 )
How can I increase my downloads?