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On Reaping What You Sow

by Neera K. Badhwar on May 12, 2016

Immorality often has bad consequences, for individuals and also for societies.

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The Epistemic Limits of Radicalism

by Jason Kuznicki on May 9, 2016

Kuznicki explores the implications of libertarian radicalism being based on epistemic humility.

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Immanuel Kant on Property Rights

by George H. Smith on May 6, 2016

Smith discusses how Kant used his theory of property rights to justify government, and how he distinguished physical possession from rightful ownership.

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Immanuel Kant, the Social Contract, and the State

by George H. Smith on Apr 29, 2016

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.

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The Birth of the State

by David S. D’Amato on Apr 18, 2016

The state was born of violence and oppression. This should color our understanding of its present nature.

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Immanuel Kant and the Natural Law Tradition

by George H. Smith on Apr 15, 2016

Smith discusses Kant’s attempt to justify objective moral principles and his views on when the use of coercion is morally proper.

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The State and Market Discipline

by Jason Kuznicki on Apr 5, 2016

Private property regimes incentivize good behavior—but some actors try to reap the benefits of the system without following the rules themselves.

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Some Personal Reflections on Ayn Rand

by George H. Smith on Apr 1, 2016

Smith discusses some good and bad influences that Ayn Rand’s ideas had on his own intellectual development.