Eleutherological-Conjecturalist Libertarianism: a One-Page Guide

1 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2019 Last revised: 14 Aug 2020

Date Written: October 30, 2019


The key libertarian insight is that private property both protects people and their projects and promotes productivity. But orthodox private-property libertarianism is severely philosophically confused. It conflates theories of rights, property, consequences, and ‘justifications’. And this is all done without an explicit abstract theory of interpersonal liberty: an eleutherology. This is as absurd as if utilitarianism were to have no theory of utility.

Keywords: libertarianism, theory of liberty, critical rationalism, private property

Suggested Citation

Lester, J. C., Eleutherological-Conjecturalist Libertarianism: a One-Page Guide (October 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3478322 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3478322

J. C. Lester (Contact Author)

London School of Economics ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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