The ethical system of John Rawls, properly understood, justifies libertarian political institutions.
Kevin Vallier is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on political philosophy, normative ethics, political economy, and philosophy of religion. Vallier is the author of Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation (2014) and Must Politics Be War? In Defense of Public Reason Liberalism, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
Kevin Vallier joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on the ethical system of John Rawls. Does Rawls have value for libertarians?
Christopher Freiman joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on utilitarianism. What’s the utilitarian argument for libertarianism?
Eric Mack joins our show again to talk about common objections to libertarianism by dissecting John Rawls viewpoint.
Sanchez discusses some of the flaws with “contract libertarians” justifications for political power.
Guaranteeing a minimum income to the poor is better than our current system of welfare, Zwolinski argues. And it can be justified by libertarian principles.