Our multimedia extravaganza continues! The San Diego Union Tribune published a short opinion piece of mine on Bleeding Heart Libertarianism today. You can read it here.
Self-ownership is the property right that a person has over her natural assets, that is, over her mind and body. As is well known (and nicely summarized in Matt’s post,) Lockeans think that this right can, under appropriate circumstances, justify ownership over external assets. Most libertarians endorse the idea of self-ownership. Some progressives […]
Wednesday, April 20th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
2c Invited Symposium: Exploitation […]
Few political philosophers have had an influence comparable to that of John Locke. In his own time, he was a revolutionary whose ideas ultimately triumphed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 with the overthrow of King James II. And not too long after his death, his ideas would have tremendous influence in the American […]
Apologists for the state often suggest that the state is essential if people are to be protected against deprivation resulting from accident, disaster, or injustice. I’m not persuaded that they’re right that state anti-poverty programs are needed to deal with the problem of poverty. The problem of poverty is systemic; but eliminating the […]
I was interviewed by a journalist at PBS's Need to Know. Read it here. (Incidentally, the journalist asked very sharp questions, and it turns out he was a philosophy major.)