Liberty, Property and Markets: A Critique of Libertarianism - Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy (Hardback)Daniel Attas (author)
Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 28/08/2005
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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