Category Archives: Philosophy & Political Theory

David Hume

In this reading Hume argues that utility is the sole origin and moral foundation of justice. His argument here follows from his contention that justice exists because of our limited benevolence in a world of limited scarcity.  In this reading … Continue reading

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Benjamin Constant

“The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns” Constant argues that liberty for the ancients meant participation in the political process while liberty for the moderns focuses on restricting discretionary political power through the rule of law … Continue reading

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Jan Narveson

The Libertarian Idea This is the full text of the book taken from Narveson’s 1987 manuscript.  (Posted with Author’s permission). For a sympathetic, yet critical, review see Reason Papers Issue No. 14, Spring 1989 Book Link: The_Libertarian_Idea

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