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John Tomasi is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University and a guest contributor at the Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog. He is also the author of the book Free Market Fairness (2012), in which he argues that libertarians can and should care about issues of social justice.

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Locke, John (1632-1704)

by Eric Mack on Aug 15, 2008

John Locke’s work on natural rights, property, and the limits of just governments makes him a central philosopher among classical liberals.

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Editorial: John Bright

by Leonard P. Liggio on Dec 1, 1980

“For Bright, the economic arguments could not be separated from the moral arguments.”

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Editorial: John Hospers

by Leonard P. Liggio on Mar 1, 1981

“As in earlier ages, the academic world may be the last to accept the reality of dynamic process and continuity in change.”

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Editorial: John Locke

by Leonard P. Liggio on Mar 1, 1980

“Locke’s own extensive knowledge of travel literature suggests that he may have edited a major series of voyage literature.”

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Editorial: John Stuart Mill

by Leonard P. Liggio on Jun 1, 1979

“Mill keenly appreciated the indispensable and complex role of the intellectuals.”

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Hospers, John (1918-2011)

by David Boaz on Aug 15, 2008

The first presidential candidate of the Libertarian party, John Hospers played an important role in organizing libertarians for political action.

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John Locke: A Leveller Connection?

by George H. Smith on Dec 18, 2015

Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.

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Rawls, John (1921-2002)

by Will Wilkinson on Aug 15, 2008

John Rawls was a political theorist who revived interest in the field. Though not libertarian, his work can be interpreted in support of some free-market ideas.

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Brown, John (1800-1859)

by Roderick T. Long on Aug 15, 2008

John Brown was a dedicated leader of the American abolitionist movement, often known for his raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, in 1859.

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Bright, John (1811-1859)

by Aaron Steelman on Aug 15, 2008

One of the leaders of the Anti-Corn Law League, John Bright was an advocate for small government and non-interventionist foreign policy.

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Adams, John (1735-1826)

by Michiel Visser on Aug 15, 2008

John Adams, known as the 2nd US President, played a vital role in the American Revolution and contributed to the philosophy behind the US Constitution.

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John Locke: A Leveller Connection?

featuring George H. Smith on May 16, 2018

Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.

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Milton, John (1608-1674)

by Antony Flew on Aug 15, 2008

Best known for the epic Paradise Lost, John Milton was an active voice for republican government and individualism during the English Civil Wars.

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John Hospers Reads Alexander Solzhenitsyn

featuring John Hospers on Sep 15, 1994

This Solzhenitsyn excerpt tells the stories of a group of cancer patients as they undergo therapy in a hospital in Soviet Uzbekistan in 1955.

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Mill: Liberal or Socialist?

by John Gray on Sep 1, 1978

“Mill’s allowance of some [interventionism] was always qualified by a concern to promote diversity, variety, and autonomy in all spheres of human life.”