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ISBN 9781138832169
Published August 22, 2017 by Routledge
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Libertarians often bill their theory as an alternative to both the traditional Left and Right. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism helps readers fully examine this alternative without preaching it to them, exploring the contours of libertarian (sometimes also called classical liberal) thinking on justice, institutions, interpersonal ethics, government, and political economy. The 31 chapters--all written specifically for this volume--are organized into five parts. Part I asks, what should libertarianism learn from other theories of justice, and what should defenders of other theories of justice learn from libertarianism? Part II asks, what are some of the deepest problems facing libertarian theories? Part III asks, what is the right way to think about property rights and the market? Part IV asks, how should we think about the state? Finally, part V asks, how well (or badly) can libertarianism deal with some of the major policy challenges of our day, such as immigration, trade, religion in politics, and paternalism in a free market. Among the Handbook's chapters are those from critics who write about what they believe libertarians get right as well as others from leading libertarian theorists who identify what they think libertarians get wrong. As a whole, the Handbook provides a comprehensive, clear-eyed look at what libertarianism has been and could be, and why it matters.



Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS





Acknowledgements



Introduction





Libertarianism in conversation with other theories







  1. Learning from libertarianism: thanks from an unrepentant social democrat




  2. Richard W. Miller





  3. Libertarianism without Locke




  4. Jacob Levy





  5. Hayekian Classical Liberalism




  6. Gerald Gaus





  7. Democracy and equality versus libertarianism and classical liberalism




  8. Richard Arneson





  9. Kant’s Liberalism




  10. Chris W. Suprenant





  11. What’s Wrong with Libertarianism? The Meritocratic Diagnosis




  12. Thomas Mulligan





  13. Liberal Libertarians: Why Libertarianism is a Liberal View




  14. Peter J. Boettke and Rosolino A. Candela





  15. Liberal and Illiberal Libertarianism




  16. Samuel Freeman





    Questioning libertarian principles





  17. Feminism and the Libertarian Self-Ownership Thesis




  18. Ann Cudd





  19. Self-love, justice, and cooperation




  20. Eric Mack





  21. Exception Rights




  22. Nicolás Maloberti





  23. The Sufficiency Proviso: A Case for Moderate Libertarianism




  24. Fabian Wendt





  25. Liberty: A PPE Approach




  26. Jason Brennan





  27. The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis




  28. Jason Brennan and Bas van der Vossen





  29. Social Contractarianism




  30. John Thrasher





     



    The role of property and the market:





  31. What can be for sale?




  32. Peter Martin Jaworski





  33. Property Rights: Natural, Conventional, or Hybrid?




  34. Anna Stilz





  35. Is Wealth Redistribution a R

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Biography

Jason Brennan is the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in the intersection of politics, philosophy, and economics. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including Against Democracy (2016), Markets without Limits, with Peter Jaworski (2015), and Why Not Capitalism? (2014).



Bas van der Vossen is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Smith Institute of Political Economy and Philosophy, Chapman University. He is the author, together with Fernando Tesón, of Debating Humanitarian Intervention (2017).



David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy at the College of Social & Behavior Sciences and Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic at the College of Management, the University of Arizona. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 14 book publications.