Why Left-Libertarianism Is Not Incoherent, Indeterminate, or Irrelevant: A Reply to Fried

Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (2):201-215 (2005)
In a recent review essay of a two volume anthology on left-libertarianism (edited by two of us), Barbara Fried has insightfully laid out most of the core issues that confront left-libertarianism. We are each left-libertarians, and we would like to take this opportunity to address some of the general issues that she raises. We shall focus, as Fried does much of the time, on the question of whether left-libertarianism is a well-defined and distinct alternative to existing forms of liberal egalitarianism. More specifically, we shall address the following fundamental issues raised by Fried (and others): (1) Does the notion self-ownership have any determinate content? (2) What is the relation between self-ownership and world ownership? (3) How is left-libertarianism different from other forms of liberal egalitarianism (e.g., those of Rawls and Dworkin)?
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DOI 10.1111/j.1088-4963.2005.00030.x
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Barbara H. Fried (2004). Left-Libertarianism: A Review Essay. Philosophy and Public Affairs 32 (1):66–92.
Mathias Risse (2004). Does Left-Libertarianism Have Coherent Foundations? Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (3):337-364.

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