Libertarianism: For and Against

Libertarianism: For and Against


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In a series of six essays, Machan (emeritus, Auburn University) offers his defense of libertarianism and Duncan (philosophy, Ithaca College) offers a defense of democratic liberalism. Each essay is then followed by a critique written by the rival author and a final rebuttal. The live debate format illustrates how a civil exchange of objections and replies can illuminate the issues that so often generate shouting matches. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742542587
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2005
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Craig Duncan is assistant professor of philosophy at Ithaca College, New York. Tibor R. Machan is R. C. Hoiles Professor of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at Chapman University, California.

Table of Contents

A Note to Readersxvii
Part I
1The Case for Libertarianism: Sovereign Individuals3
2The Errors of Libertarianism45
3Fairness-or Equality-Is No Imperative65
Part II
4Democratic Liberalism: The Politics of Dignity79
5The Follies of Democratic "Liberalism"127
6Democratic Liberalism Defended145
About the Authors169

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