Libertarianism.org’s own George H. Smith reviews “one of the best introductions to natural law available.”
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.
Rand, “The Virtue of Selfishness,” and Veatch, “Rational Man: A Modern Interpretation of Aristotelian Ethics”
“Without wishing to belittle…Rand…it is simply untrue that her general conception of ethics…is unheard of in the history of Western philosophy.”
“The idea of value has different meanings as used in different intellectual disciplines, [and] a common meaning…does not exist.”
“The Age of Reason is perhaps the finest deistic piece ever penned.”
“To some modern academics…a person intellectually committed to uncompromising liberty and justice is inconceivable.”
George H. Smith and David D. Friedman have a debate over whether natural rights or rule utilitarianism forms a better basis for libertarian ideas.
George H. Smith theorizes on what rights children retain—if any—in this 1981 video.
George H. Smith shares with the audience his discovery of the writings of the 19th-century voluntaryists in England.
George H. Smith gives a brief summary of the history and political purposes behind state education.
This home study course discusses the issues of equal rights, especially with reference to the flourishing of individuality and pluralism in a free society.
This home study course explores Mary Wollstonecraft’s arguments for the equal treatment of men and women by the state.