George H. Smith discusses Thomas Paine’s theory of rights.
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 continues his discussion of Thomas Paine’s theory of rights and government.
How the libertarian ideas of Richard Price motivated Burke to write Reflections on the Revolution in France, and how Paine dealt with the controversy.
George H. Smith explains Thomas Paine’s constitutional theory and why Paine believed that Britain had no constitution.
George H. Smith explains Edmund Burke’s argument against majority rule and a constitution based on the consent of the governed.
George H. Smith explains some of Thomas Paine’s ideas about the nature of a republic and the benefits of a representative form of government.
The ideal of individual freedom is more than a will-o’-the-wisp. It was widely appreciated in the past and so may become widely appreciated in the future.
George H. Smith explains Paine’s views on paper money, price controls, self-interest, and exploitative governments.
George H. Smith discusses Thomas Paine’s welfare proposals in Rights of Man and Agrarian Justice.
George H. Smith explains methodological subjectivism and how it applies to the study of human action.
George H. Smith explains how the methodological monism of modern positivism differs from classical empiricism.
George H. Smith explores the controversy over whether sociology qualifies as an authentic science.
George H. Smith explains Herbert Spencer’s views of the scientific status of sociology, the nature of social laws, and the practical value of social science.
George H. Smith discusses the value of sociology and some misconceptions of methodological individualism.
George H. Smith explains methodological individualism and its implications for the existence of institutions and other social phenomena.
George H. Smith discusses some controversial features of praxeology, as defended by Ludwig von Mises.
George H. Smith explores the historical and theoretical roots of methodological individualism and subjectivism.
George H. Smith explores some features of social holism, as explained and defended by Emile Durkheim.