I’m glad we are having this discussion about virtue and libertarianism. In general outline, I’m fine with the general thesis Sorens and Ruger propound that virtue and liberty are compatible and synergistic. But I don’t see how they can claim to know that the activities they say are incompatible with virtue or living a good […]
Matt Zwolinski recently argued that opposition to the welfare state is not an essential feature of classical liberalism or libertarianism. He did so by making a libertarian case for state aid to the poor, or state welfare. He also cited posts by Jacob Levy and Jason Brennan as buttressing his view that libertarianism need […]
John Hasnas, “Is There a Moral Duty to Obey the Law?” Social Philosophy and Policy Vol. 30, Winter 2013. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&pdftype=1&fid=9167194&jid=SOY&volumeId=30&issueId=1-2&aid=9167191
Hasnas says that “For most of my intellectual life, I have held a strong belief that there is no moral duty to obey the law. Recent reflection has led me to question […]
Here is an intellectual feast: a Podcast interview with Mark LeBar, at Free Thoughts, on the virtue of justice. In one hour you get an in-depth historical discussion of how different philosophers have understood this virtue.
Of particular interest to our readers, while LeBar doesn’t explicitly talk about social justice, his discussion toward the […]
Matt Zwolinski recently discussed arguments for a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) at BHL and Libertarianism.org. One of those arguments was that a BIG might be required on libertarian grounds because private charity will be insufficient. However, there are good reasons to believe that private charity will not be insufficient. For those interested […]