Literature of Liberty, Spring 1981, vol. 4, No. 1
Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought was published first by the Cato Institute (1978-1979) and later by the Institute for Humane Studies (1980-1982) under the editorial direction of Leonard P. Liggio. It consisted of a lengthy bibliographical essays, editorials, and many shorter reviews of books and journal articles. There were 5 volumes and 20 issues. This issue contains a lengthy bibliographical essay by David Gordon on “Contemporary Currents in Libertarian Political Philosophy.”
Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought was published first by the Cato Institute (1978-1979) and later by the Institute for Humane Studies (1980-1982) under the editorial direction of Leonard P. Liggio.
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Table of Contents
- Editorial Staff
- Associate Editors
- Bibliographical Essay
- Contemporary Currents in Libertarian Political Philosophy by David Gordon
- Introduction: Between Ethics and Political Theory
- F.A. Hayek: Two Schools of Individualism?
- Counter-Currents to Hayek: Natural Rights Theorists
- Counter-Currents to Hayek: The Revival of Natural Law
- F. A. Hayek's Evolutionary Ethics
- Hamowy's and Gray's Criticism of Hayek
- Rothbard on the Nature of Rights
- Natural Law
- Freedom as a Condition of Morality
- The Self-Ownership Axiom
- Property as the Basis of Rights
- Ethics and Political Philosophy
- Eric Mack's Ethical Egoism
- Egoism versus Rights?
- Man As An End-In-Himself
- Contractual Rights
- Bad Samaritan Laws
- Douglas Rasmussen In Defense of Natural Law
- What is Justification?
- Foundation of Ethics
- Difficulties in Rasmussen's Argument
- Tibor Machan's Defense of Egoistic Ethics
- John Hospers on Paternalism
- Robert Nozick on Rights and the Structure of Morality
- Why Not Utilitarianism?
- Foundations of Ethics
- Constraints and Rights
- Do Animals Have Rights?
- A Problem for Political Theory
- The Structure of Morality
- Roger Pilon's Defense of Morality
- Problems in Gewirth's Derivation
- Does Gewirth's Approach Entail “Rights” to Social Welfare?
- Charles King's Hobbesian Approach to Rights
- Hillel Steiner's Formal Constraints on Rights
- I: Social Science Methodology
- Social Science Paradigms
- Sociology, Theory, & the Welfare State
- Durkheim, Ideology, and Method
- Polanyi, Hierarchy & Reductionism
- Historicism: Individuality or Pattern?
- Social Science: Game, Drama, and Text
- Alfred Schutz and Phenomenology
- Moral Honesty in Social Science
- II: Economic Analysis
- Austrian vs. Neoclassical Economics: Equilibrium
- Frank Fetter & the Austrian school
- Subjective vs. Objective Costs
- The Significance of Subjective Costs
- Socialist Economic Calculation
- The Welfare State: Business & Labor
- Child Labor and Capitalism
- Economics vs. Minimum Wage Politics
- Adam Smith vs. Neo-Mercantilism
- Laissez Faire and Moral Revolution
- III: Human Rights and Ethics
- Recent Scholarship on Rights
- Two Concepts of Rights
- Establishing Human Rights
- Misunderstanding Human Rights
- Is Privacy an Absolute Right?
- Animal Rights
- Nature and the Tao
- Self-Knowledge: Nietzsche, Heidegger & Buber
- The Prospects of Objective Morality
- Measuring Ethical Ideologies
- Individualism and “Locus of Control”
- Should We License Parents?
- IV: The Heritage of Freedom
- How Conservatives Differ from Liberals
- English Radicalism: Rights vs. War & Taxes.
- Liberalism: The Seedbed of American Culture
- Republican Liberty & Military Policy
- Thomas Burke: Whig Radical
- Liberal Republicans during Reconstruction
- Adam Smith & The Liberal Tradition
- Human Individuality and Autonomy
- Research Fields
- Political Economy
- Political Philosophy
- Political Science