Jun 1, 2001

Jan Narveson: Justice in a Stateless Society

Jan Narveson is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and the author of several books, including The Libertarian Idea (1988).

In this lecture, Narveson tackles the philosophical question of whether our current conceptualization of justice would exist in a stateless society. He reviews three theories of justice under government, explains the prisoner’s dilemma and coercion by means of game theory analysis, and elaborates on the difference between positive and negative rights.