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George H. Smith

George H. Smith was formerly Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Humane Studies, a lecturer on American History for Cato Summer Seminars, and Executive Editor of Knowledge Products. Smith's fourth and most recent book, The System of Liberty, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

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Negative and Positive Liberty

featuring George H. Smith on Aug 26, 2015

George H. Smith criticizes Jason Brennan’s defense of positive liberty and his attempt to make positive liberty an essential part of libertarian theory.

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Negative and Positive Liberty, Part 2

featuring George H. Smith on Sep 2, 2015

George H. Smith discusses some of the problems in libertarian theory caused by the many different conceptions of liberty.

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Freedom, Rights, and Political Philosophy, Part 2

featuring George H. Smith on Sep 30, 2015

George H. Smith discusses the major criticism of natural rights and the consent theory of government – that these doctrines will land us in anarchy.