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On Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism - Norman Barry

On Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism

Hardcover Published: 14th July 1987
ISBN: 9780333325919
Number Of Pages: 215

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This first systematic analysis of the full range of classical liberal thinking covers the utilitarianism of Hume, Smith and their successors, the Austrian and Chicago schools of political economy, 'contractarian' liberalism and the ethical individualism of Ayn Rand and Robert Nozick. Norman Barry also discusses the hitherto barely understood theory of anarcho-capitalism and throughout his analysis draws attention to the differences in fundamental philosophical outlook that underline superficially similar policy positions.

Preface - Introduction - Smith, Hume and Utilitarianism - Economism: The Chicago School of Economic Liberalism - The Austrian School - James Buchanan and Contractarian Liberalism - The Ethical Problems of Individualism - Ayn Rand and Egoism - Robert Nozick and the Minimal State - Anarcho-Capitalism - Conclusion - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333325919
ISBN-10: 0333325915
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 14th July 1987
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 11