Arguments for Liberty

Arguments for Liberty Aaron Ross Powell Grant Babcock
  • Title: Arguments for Liberty
  • Author: Aaron Ross Powell Grant Babcock
  • ISBN: 9781944424121
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arguments for Liberty Aaron Ross Powell Grant Babcock Arguments for Liberty Two schools of thought have long dominated libertarian discussions about ethics utilitarianism and natural rights Although those two theories are important they re hardly exhaustive of the different
    Two schools of thought have long dominated libertarian discussions about ethics utilitarianism and natural rights Although those two theories are important, they re hardly exhaustive of the different ways people think about ethics and political philosophy In Arguments for Liberty, you ll find a broader approach to libertarian ethics than you ll find in any other singleTwo schools of thought have long dominated libertarian discussions about ethics utilitarianism and natural rights Although those two theories are important, they re hardly exhaustive of the different ways people think about ethics and political philosophy In Arguments for Liberty, you ll find a broader approach to libertarian ethics than you ll find in any other single book Arguments for Liberty is divided into nine chapters, each written by an expert in philosophy They discuss how their preferred school of thought judges political institutions Then they say why they think libertarianism best meets that standard Though they end up in the same place, the paths they take diverge in fascinating ways Readers will find in these pages not only an excellent introduction to libertarianism, but also a primer on some of the most important theories in ethics and political philosophy Assuming little or no training in academic philosophy, the essays gathered here guide readers through a continuous moral conversation spanning centuries and continents, meeting Aristotle in ancient Athens on one page and twentieth century philosopher John Rawls in the halls of Harvard on the next What s the best political system What standards should we use to decide, and why Arguments for Liberty is a guide to thinking about these questions It s also a powerful, nine fold argument for the goodness and importance of human liberty.
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    About Aaron Ross Powell Grant Babcock


    1. I m a horror writer living in Washington, DC Which is itself a pretty scary place though its particular frights have never made it into one of my stories Yet When I m not writing, I m doing political philosophy for a major think tank and spending time with my wife and daughter.


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    1. If the point of Arguments for Liberty is to persuade skeptics of libertarianism that libertarianism is true, then it probably fails, if only because its very premise look at all these ethical roads leading to libertarianism has a whiff of Methinks the lady doth protest too much Jason Brennan, in the final chapter of the book, even splashes some cold water on the book s theme in just this way, with good humor.But, plausibly, that s not the point of the book at all, despite appearances The book sh [...]

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    2. Presenta un resumen de varias perspectivas que fundamentan la filosof a libertaria, desde el cl sico del derecho natural, pasando por el utilitarismo, kantianismo, tica de las virtudes, objetivismo, consecuencialismo, pluralismo moral, contractualismo e intuicionismo tico hasta incluso una posici n, que aunque no me convence mucho y se infunda en las ideas de teor a de justicia social de Rawls propuesta de Tomasi, en mi opini n, la propuesta de intuicionismo tico de Huemer es la m s razonable y [...]

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    3. An engaging overview of major ethical viewpoints within contemporary libertarian academia Individual chapters on each viewpoint authored by representative scholars, all very readable and stimulating.

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    4. A book with a possibly misleading title Arguments for Liberty suggests a book that lists practical arguments on issues that commonly come up in in public debate What this book is instead is a collection of chapters each by a different philosopher advocating a particular ethical or philosophical position Then explaining why this position supports libertarian political positions The condensed presentation of entire systems of philosophical thought can be headache inducing Don t start reading this [...]

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