Matt Zwolinski joins us to talk about pollution. What does it mean for libertarians to treat pollution as a violation of property rights?
Philosopher Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia, published in 1974, cemented libertarianism’s place among the political philosophies taken seriously in academia. In it, Nozick defended the “minimal state”—what latter came to be called minarchism—and showed how it could become a “framework for utopias.”
But Nozick’s interests weren’t limited to political theory. He turned his remarkable mind to nearly every branch of philosophy in such wide-ranging works as Philosophical Explanations, The Examined Life, and Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World.
Julian Sanchez discusses his perspective and philosphical interests.
Eric Mack joins our show again to talk about common objections to libertarianism by dissecting John Rawls viewpoint.
Cogently attacking libertarianism means, at the very least, wrestling with what libertarians actually believe.
George H. Smith discusses Robert Nozick’s criticisms of Locke’s property theory.
A guide to the books and essays containing the most powerful arguments against libertarianism.
Childs gives the history of the modern American libertarian movement from the 1920s to the establishment of the Libertarian Party in 1971.
William Irwin joins us to talk about existentialism and libertarianism.
Pope discusses Jan Narveson’s, The Libertarian Idea.
An introduction to virtue, the life well-lived, and the state’s role in the good life.
A selection of books to take readers beyond the basics of libertarianism and into the philosophy and economics that provide its foundations.
The most minimal proposed form of state organization, anarchism, is the philosophy of the absence of government.
“There are many aspects of society (most of the interesting aspects) that can be understood and explained only through the use of invisible hand explanations.”
Voluntarism argues that individuals should not be coerced into “socially beneficial” projects, but should act voluntarily to assist others.