[PDF / Epub] ☄ Skepticism and Freedom By Richard A. Epstein – Playutopia.us

Skepticism and Freedom With This Book, Richard A Epstein Provides A Spirited And Systematic Defense Of Classical Liberalism Against The Critiques Mounted Against It Over The Past Thirty Years One Of The Most Distinguished And Provocative Legal Scholars Writing Today, Epstein Here Explains His Controversial Ideas In What Will Quickly Come To Be Considered One Of His Cornerstone Works.He Begins By Laying Out His Own Vision Of The Key Principles Of Classical Liberalism Respect For The Autonomy Of The Individual, A Strong System Of Private Property Rights, The Voluntary Exchange Of Labor And Possessions, And Prohibitions Against Force Or Fraud Nonetheless, He Not Only Recognizes But Insists That State Coercion Is Crucial To Safeguarding These Principles Of Private Ordering And Supplying The Social Infrastructure On Which They Depend Within This Framework, Epstein Then Shows Why Limited Government Is Much To Be Preferred Over The Modern Interventionist Welfare State.Many Of The Modern Attacks On The Classical Liberal System Seek To Undermine The Moral, Conceptual, Cognitive, And Psychological Foundations On Which It Rests Epstein Rises To This Challenge By Carefully Rebutting Each Of These Objections In Turn For Instance, Epstein Demonstrates How Our Inability To Judge The Preferences Of Others Means We Should Respect Their Liberty Of Choice Regarding Their Own Lives And He Points Out The Flaws In Behavioral Economic Arguments Which, Overlooking Strong Evolutionary Pressures, Claim That Individual Preferences Are Unstable And That People Are Unable To Adopt Rational Means To Achieve Their Own Ends Freedom, Epstein Ultimately Shows, Depends Upon A Skepticism That Rightly Shuns Making Judgments About What Is Best For Individuals, But That Also Avoids The Relativistic Trap That All Judgments About Our Political Institutions Have Equal Worth.A Brilliant Defense Of Classical Liberalism, Skepticism And Freedom Will Rightly Be Seen As An Intellectual Landmark.

[PDF / Epub] ☄ Skepticism and Freedom  By Richard A. Epstein – Playutopia.us
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Skepticism and Freedom
  • Richard A. Epstein
  • English
  • 05 January 2017
  • 0226213056

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  1. says:

    A book that summarises classical liberalism for the 21st century Epstein confronts many of the contemporary critiques of classical liberalism across economics and moral theory, and does so with a consistent underlying philosophy What prevents this book from gaining a fifth star is its potential inaccessibility to readers unfamiliar with Epstein s unique outlook I personally hopefully understood hisabstract arguments having already been familiarised with his other writings which may n A book that summarises classical liberalism for the 21st century Epstein confronts many of the contemporary critiques of classical liberalism across economics and moral theory, and does so with a consistent underlying philosophy What prevents this book from gaining a fifth star is its potential inaccessibility to readers unfamiliar with Epstein s unique outlook I personally hopefully unde...


  2. says:

    An interesting book, but I didn t necessarily think Epstein presented the strongest case for the opposing viewpoint I,e is forcing employers to set up default savings plan for employees consistent with his classical liberal view...


  3. says:

    I finished this book a day before the Republican National Convention I ve never feltlike an alien in my own country I m a long time conservative, but the Republicans have passed me by They ve increasingly departed the values that attracted me small government, individual liberty, moral clarity Consequently, I ve becomeandattracted to the Libertarian party That comes with it s own problems I believe in a reasonable role for government defense, infrastructure, police and I finished this book a day before the Republican National...


  4. says:

    Prof Epstein at his best.

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