The Uncogent Auxiliary Hypotheses of Gordon and Modugno: Reply to a Review

Explaining Libertarianism: Some Philosophical Arguments. Buckingham, England: The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 144-154 (2014)

7 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2019

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Lester‘s reply to the review by Gordon and Modugno of Escape from Leviathan was due to appear in a later edition of the same periodical, but it was eventually dropped without notice or a reason being given. Subsequently, their review has occasionally been cited in isolation as a refutation of that book‘s theory of liberty, the compatibility of such liberty with welfare maximisation, and the use of "Popperian views" as though a complete reply did not exist and were not freely available and easily found online. To make it harder to avoid the reply, whether by accident or design, it is reproduced here (but with sundry small emendations for greater clarity).

Keywords: libertarianism, David Gordon, Roberta Modugno

Suggested Citation

Lester, J. C., The Uncogent Auxiliary Hypotheses of Gordon and Modugno: Reply to a Review (2014). Explaining Libertarianism: Some Philosophical Arguments. Buckingham, England: The University of Buckingham Press, pp. 144-154 (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3477526 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3477526

J. C. Lester (Contact Author)

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