The debate over abortion & its implications for nations, citizens, public health & equality are outlined, showing division across all views.
Sigrid Fry-Revere outlines a libertarian take on ethics and explains how this framework can be considered in issues dealing with the human body.
Euthanasia, or the merciful killing of a person for the purpose of relieving pain, is a major bioethical issue and must be examined categorically.
In light of the eugenics movement of the early-to-mid 20th century, genetics is often a dangerous topic in today’s scientific discourse.
While health care is valuable, it is best planned and organized by the free market, not imposed by paternalistic governments.
A notable early economist, Richard Cantillon is influential for his theories on the self-regulating market, entrepreneurship, and prices.
Lord Acton was a respected British historian and an advocate for limited government, religious freedom, and the Christian perspective of positive liberty.
Bentham is known by most as the father of utilitarianism. He wrote in favor of free-markets, a pragmatic view of rights, and rational policy-making.
One of the leaders of the Anti-Corn Law League, John Bright was an advocate for small government and non-interventionist foreign policy.
Buckle was a great British historian of the 19th century who dedicated his life to completing a comprehensive history of English culture.
Burlamaqui contributed greatly to philosophical thought with his widely read volumes commenting on and popularizing the work of other philosophers.
One of the leaders of the Anti-Corn Law League, Richard Cobden is considered an example of a liberal thinker with considerable success in changing British policy.
Bartolome de Las Casas wrote detailed accounts of Spanish colonization of the Americas and fought for the rights of American Indians.
John Adams, known as the 2nd US President, played a vital role in the American Revolution and contributed to the philosophy behind the US Constitution.
Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher who greatly influenced Catholic thought and promoted law not as a way to regulate morality, but to allow human choice.
Known as one of the most foundational ancient thinkers, Aristotle’s works explored morality and ethics along with government and social organization.
Bauer’s work in economic development and the role of foreign aid institutions disputed previously accepted ideas about the “solution” to global poverty.
Often called the father of the self-esteem movement, Nathaniel Branden was a noted psychologist and author who favored personal freedom and choice.