In the Enlightenment natural law tradition, we can discern what rights we have by reason alone.
Pamela Hobart reviews William Irwin’s book The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism.
Several different views on justice were adopted by—or at least attributed to—the Sophists.
Though he was misled by the labor theory of value, much of Ingalls’s thought is right at home in the libertarian tradition.
Most of what we know of the Sophists comes from their enemies. Who were they, really?
Smith explains Kant’s basic justification of government and why he opposed the rights of resistance and revolution.
Thucydides paints a nuanced picture of Athens, contrasting its domestic and foreign policies.
Immorality often has bad consequences, for individuals and also for societies.
Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War looks at political events without romance.
Kuznicki explores the implications of libertarian radicalism being based on epistemic humility.
Smith discusses how Kant used his theory of property rights to justify government, and how he distinguished physical possession from rightful ownership.
Herodotus’ writings on the Greco-Persian wars contain insights into Greek political thought.
How Star Wars explains our troubling presidential race.
Without the state’s incredible, Heaven-mandated, virtually godlike concentrated power, “Who would build the roads?”
Smith explains how Robert Paul Wolff and Immanuel Kant used the same principle of moral autonomy to reach opposite conclusions about the legitimacy of the state.
Presley argues that libertarians will be more persuasive if they actively support private alternatives to government poverty programs.
Smith discusses some libertarian aspects of Kant’s theory of individual rights.
It’s reasonable to reach radical conclusions.