What's Wrong with 'What's Wrong with Libertarianism': A Reply to Jeffrey Friedman

Arguments for Liberty: A Libertarian Miscellany. Buckingham, England: The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 95-101 (2016)

4 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2019

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This essay explains Jeffrey Friedman's two fundamental and persistent philosophical errors concerning the libertarian conception of liberty and the lack of a "justification‟ of libertarianism. It is ironic that Friedman himself is thereby revealed to be guilty of both an “a priori” anti-libertarianism and an anti-libertarian “straddle”. Critical-rationalist, proactive-imposition-minimising libertarianism remains completely unchallenged by him.

Keywords: libertarianism, Jeffrey Friedman, anti-libertarianism

Suggested Citation

Lester, J. C., What's Wrong with 'What's Wrong with Libertarianism': A Reply to Jeffrey Friedman (2016). Arguments for Liberty: A Libertarian Miscellany. Buckingham, England: The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 95-101 (2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3475020

J. C. Lester (Contact Author)

London School of Economics ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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