Libertarianism and Conjoined Twins

Philosophia 50 (4):2183-2192 (2022)
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Abstract

This paper presents a new challenge for libertarianism. The problem, in a nutshell, is that libertarianism appears to self-destruct in cases where conjoined twins—who share body parts—disagree over what to do with them. The problem is explored, and some solutions are proposed. The verdict is that accepting any of them will make libertarianism harder to defend.

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Conjoined Twins? Rejoinder to Wollen.Walter E. Block - 2022 - Philosophia 51 (2):625-634.

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