Liberty, Property, and Markets: A Critique of Libertarianism (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy)

Liberty, Property, and Markets: A Critique of Libertarianism (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy)

By: Daniel Attas (author), Professor Moira Gatens (series_editor), Professor Paul Helm (series_editor), Professor Musgrave Musgrave (series_editor), Professor Alan Goldman (series_editor), Oates Oates (series_editor), Professor Joseph Friggieri (series_editor), Professor David Lamb (series_editor), Professor Peter Lipton (series_editor), Dr. Simon Glendinning (series_editor)Hardback

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Description

Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights. In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument and then brings to bear a critical evaluation leading to an ultimate rejection of libertarianism. Exposing the limitations of libertarianism and disclosing its errors, Attas argues that the rights which libertarians adopt with respect to persons (self-ownership), natural resources (original acquisition) and products are indefensible given what liberty must be.

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About Author

Dr Daniel Attas is Program Director of the Integrative Program: Philosophy, Economics and Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Contents

Contents: Introduction: Libertarianism: an outline; Libertarian property; Persons; Natural resources; Products; Conclusion: Libertarianism: a verdict; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/08/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780754652588
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780754652588
  • weight: 412
  • ISBN10: 0754652580

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