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Escape from Leviathan

Liberty, Welfare and Anarchy Reconciled

  • Authors
  • J.┬áC.┬áLester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. C. Lester
    Pages 1-10
  3. J. C. Lester
    Pages 11-56
  4. J. C. Lester
    Pages 57-148
  5. J. C. Lester
    Pages 149-192
  6. J. C. Lester
    Pages 193-204
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-246

About this book

Introduction

The principal criticism of libertarianism is that it would damage human welfare. In response, this book considers an extreme libertarian thesis: there is no conceptual or practical clash among the most plausible accounts of economic rationality, interpersonal liberty, human welfare, and private-property anarchy. Eschewing moral advocacy as a distraction, it offers a critical-rationalist defence of this objective thesis from many criticisms in the literature.

Keywords

Leviathan liberty morality welfare

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