Total Freedom

Author: Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271020495
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Total Freedom. Building upon his previous books about Marx, Hayek, and Rand, Total Freedom completes what Lingua Franca has called Sciabarra&’s &"epic scholarly quest&" to reclaim dialectics, usually associated with the Marxian left, as a methodology that can revivify libertarian thought. Part One surveys the history of dialectics from the ancient Greeks through the Austrian school of economics. Part Two investigates in detail the work of Murray Rothbard as a leading modern libertarian, in whose thought Sciabarra finds both dialectical and nondialectical elements. Ultimately, Sciabarra aims for a dialectical-libertarian synthesis, highlighting the need (not sufficiently recognized in liberalism) to think of the &"totality&" of interconnections in a dynamic system as the way to ensure human freedom while avoiding &"totalitarianism&" (such as resulted from Marxism).

After Multiculturalism

Author: John F. Welsh
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739151797
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After Multiculturalism. After Multiculturalism: The Discourse on Race and the Dialectics of Liberty provides a unique critique of multiculturalist thought in social theory and public policy from an individualist perspective. Contemporary academic and policy discourse on race and racism in the United States is dominated by collectivist social theories that are founded on the idea that the only meaningful challenges to racism are those that foster collective social identities and seek to influence and direct the use of state power in the interest of particular racial and ethnic groups. Multiculturalism is the prevailing incarnation of anti-racist thought that informs and mediates political process and organizational life in the United States. The multicultural discourse on race has become tribalist, anti-western, anti-market, and statist. After Multiculturalism challenges the notion that collectivist and statist ideologies 'own' racism as an educational and public policy issue. Welsh demonstrates that individualist philosophies entail critiques of racism that follow directly from their anti-collectivist and anti-statist foundations. He argues that multiculturalism is unlikely to promote the types of social action and changes essential to overcoming racism and that the individualist and libertarian ideas discussed in the book make important contributions toward the realization of a world free of racial domination. To this end, the ideas of Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, Benjamin, Benjamin Tucker, Lysander Spooner, Max Stirner and contemporary libertarian scholars are discussed to the lay the foundation for a critique of multiculturalism. The book explores the concepts of post-ethnicity and transracialism as individualist and libertarian expressions of a society 'after multiculturalism.' Welsh's discussions of transracialism and post-ethnicity constitute unique and important contributions to social thought. This book will hold great interest for scholars and students concerned with race, ethnicity, political theory, or individualist thought, as well as scholars and students of the history of ideas.

Ayn Rand

Author: Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271063742
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Ayn Rand. Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1905–1982) is one of the most widely read philosophers of the twentieth century. Yet, despite the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there have been few serious scholarly examinations of her thought. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical provides a comprehensive analysis of the intellectual roots and philosophy of this controversial thinker. It has been nearly twenty years since the original publication of Chris Sciabarra’s Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. Those years have witnessed an explosive increase in Rand sightings across the social landscape: in books on philosophy, politics, and culture; in film and literature; and in contemporary American politics, from the rise of the Tea Party to recent presidential campaigns. During this time Sciabarra continued to work toward the reclamation of the dialectical method in the service of a radical libertarian politics, culminating in his book Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn State, 2000). In this new edition of Ayn Rand, Chris Sciabarra adds two chapters that present in-depth analysis of the most complete transcripts to date documenting Rand’s education at Petrograd State University. A new preface places the book in the context of Sciabarra’s own research and the recent expansion of interest in Rand’s philosophy. Finally, this edition includes a postscript that answers a recent critic of Sciabarra’s historical work on Rand. Shoshana Milgram, Rand’s biographer, has tried to cast doubt on Rand’s own recollections of having studied with the famous Russian philosopher N. O. Lossky. Sciabarra shows that Milgram’s analysis fails to cast doubt on Rand’s recollections—or on Sciabarra’s historical thesis.

Radicals For Capitalism

Author: Brian Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786731885
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Radicals For Capitalism. On Wall Street, in the culture of high tech, in American government: Libertarianism—the simple but radical idea that the only purpose of government is to protect its citizens and their property against direct violence and threat— has become an extremely influential strain of thought. But while many books talk about libertarian ideas, none until now has explored the history of this uniquely American movement—where and who it came from, how it evolved, and what impact it has had on our country. In this revelatory book, based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources, Brian Doherty traces the evolution of the movement through the unconventional life stories of its most influential leaders— Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman—and through the personal battles, character flaws, love affairs, and historical events that altered its course. And by doing so, he provides a fascinating new perspective on American history—from the New Deal through the culture wars of the 1960s to today's most divisive political issues. Neither an exposé nor a political polemic, this entertaining historical narrative will enlighten anyone interested in American politics.

Anarchism Minarchism

Author: Roderick T. Long
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754660668
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Anarchism Minarchism. Robert Nozick sharply distinguished his vision of the free society from egalitarian liberals such as John Rawls. Less remarked upon is the distinction he drew between the free society governed by a strictly limited government and the society without any government at all. In this volume, the editors have brought together a selection of specially commissioned essays from key theorists actively involved in this debate.

Libertarian Papers Vol 3 Part 1 2011

Author: Stephan Kinsella
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1617927465
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Libertarian Papers Vol 3 Part 1 2011 . Libertarian Papers (libertarianpapers.org), Volume 3 (2011). Part 1: Article Numbers 1–13. Published by The Ludwig von Mises Institute (mises.org). Edited by Stephan Kinsella (stephankinsella.com). Contents: 1. “Of Private, Common, and Public Property and the Rationale for Total Privatization” by Hans-Hermann Hoppe 2. “Plato and the Spell of the State” by Patrick C. Tinsley 3. “Review of Kosanke’s Instead of Politics” by Don Stacy 4. “Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Two” by Walter E. Block 5. “Unity and Integration in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged” by Edward W. Younkins 6. “Response to Block on Abortion, Round Three” by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski 7. “Well-Being and Objectivity” by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski 8. “Truth in Philosophy” by Tibor R. Machan 9. “The Economic Nobel Prize” by Nikolay Gertchev 10. “Free Markets, Property Rights and Climate Change: How to Privatize Climate Policy” by Graham Dawson 11. “Review of Eagleton’s Why Marx Was Right” by Morgan A. Brown 12. “Contra Copyright, Again” by Wendy McElroy 13. “The Causes of Price Inflation & Deflation: Fundamental Economic Principles the Deflationists Have Ignored” by Laura Davidson

Libertarian Papers Vol 2 Part 2 2010

Author: Stephan Kinsella
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1617925403
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Libertarian Papers Vol 2 Part 2 2010 . Libertarian Papers, (www.libertarianpapers.org), Volume 2 (2010), Part 2: Article Numbers 23-45. Published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Edited by Stephan Kinsella.

Max Stirner S Dialectical Egoism

Author: John F. Welsh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739141562
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Max Stirner S Dialectical Egoism. This book interprets Max Stirner's The Ego and Its Own as a critique of modernity and traces the basic elements of his dialectical egoism through the writings of Benjamin Tucker, James L. Walker, and Dora Marsden. Stirner's concept of 'ownness' is the basis of his critique of the dispossession and homogenization of individuals in modernity and is an important contribution to the research literature on libertarianism, dialectics, and post-modernism.

Author: Milton Friedman
Publisher: Nash Format (PublishDrive)
ISBN: 6177388167
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. «Капіталізм і свобода» — класика політико-економічної літератури ХХ століття — як ніколи актуальна для України. Нобелівський лауреат Мілтон Фрідман розглядає зв’язок між економічною та політичною свободою. Він описує, чому варто обмежити вплив держави в економіку, децентралізувати владу, забезпечити гнучкий валютний курс, роздержавити сфери освіти і соціального забезпечення.