George H. Smith explains and criticizes two more of Spencer’s arguments against private property in land.
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.
George H. Smith discusses some criticisms by Auberon Herbert and Thomas Hodgskin of Spencer’s position on land.
George H. Smith concludes his in-depth examination of Spencer’s fundamental objection to the private ownership of land.
George H. Smith continues his series on the thought of Thomas Hodgskin by explaining his belief in natural property rights.
George H. Smith examines the common claim that the mere threat of physical force does not qualify as a type of coercion.
George H. Smith explores various ways in which ideas influence human action, and why ideas are essential to the success of libertarianism.
George H. Smith discusses the role of modern intellectuals in government.
George H. Smith continues his discussion of Thomas Paine’s theory of rights and government.
George H. Smith critically examines the claim that Jean Meslier was a communist anarchist.
Smith contrasts the modern secular approach to private property with the traditional Christian theory.
George Smith continues his discussion of how the theory of private property changed over the centuries.
George Smith discusses Locke’s view of the original commons, before the institution of private property.
In his first essay in a new series on John Locke, Smith explains some essential features of Locke’s case for private property.
Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.
Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.
George Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.
George Smith explains the views of Kant and Hegel on the history of philosophy, and explores whether moral judgments should be applied to the realm of ideas.
George Smith discusses the issue of whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for the beliefs of those followers who agree with him.