David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Analysis 69 (4):620-630 (2009)
I present a problem for a prominent kind of conservatism, viz., the combination of traditional moral & religious values, patriotic nationalism, and libertarian capitalism. The problem is that these elements sometimes conflict. In particular, I show how libertarian capitalism and patriotic nationalism conflict via a scenario in which the thing that libertarian capitalists love – unregulated market activity – threatens what American patriots love – a strong, independent America. Unrestricted libertarian rights to buy and sell land would permit the sale of all American territory by private individuals to foreign powers. Patriotic nationalists regard this as outrageous, but libertarian capitalists cannot refuse it.
|Keywords||Libertarianism Patriotism Conservatism|
|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
Nicolas Maloberti (2009). Libertarianism and the Possibility of the Legitimate State. Libertarian Papers 1 (5):1-12.
Ludwig Freund (1955). The New American Conservatism and European Conservatism. Ethics 66 (1):10-17.
Ali Hasan (2013). Phenomenal Conservatism, Classical Foundationalism, and Internalist Justification. Philosophical Studies 162 (2):119-141.
Jeremy Koons (2005). Conservatism, Basic Beliefs, and the Diachronic and Social Nature of Epistemic Justification. Episteme 2 (3):203-218.
Matthew McGrath (2007). Memory and Epistemic Conservatism. Synthese 157 (1):1 - 24.
Jeffrey Friedman (1997). What's Wrong with Libertarianism. Critical Review 11 (3):407-467.
Robert Audi (2009). Nationalism, Patriotism, and Cosmopolitanism in an Age of Globalization. Journal of Ethics 13 (4):365-381.
Kevin McCain (2008). The Virtues of Epistemic Conservatism. Synthese 164 (2):185 - 200.
Milan Zafirovski (2011). “Libertarianism” and the Social Ideal of Liberty: Neo‐Conservatism's “Libertarian” Claims Reconsidered. Social Epistemology 25 (2):183 - 209.
Added to index2009-09-23
Total downloads71 ( #51,140 of 1,781,386 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #295,005 of 1,781,386 )
How can I increase my downloads?