This book, first published in 1987, aims to characterise and identify the intellectual heritage of the proponents of the libertarian tradition. To set this within a theoretical framework, these ideas will be examined by using the pragmatic and conceptual formulations of freedom and authority, two notions which are central to any understanding of political philosophy in the nineteenth and twentieth century. This title will be of interest to students of history, philosophy and politics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Preface; Table of Contents; 1. A Libertarian Critique of the Essay ‘On Liberty’ 2. The Writings of William Morris as an Expression of Libertarian Thought 3. Libertarian Propaganda and Personalities in England 4. The Notion of Authority 5. Liberty and Freedom; Conclusion; Footnotes; Select Bibliography