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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg February 11, 2016

A Response to Jan Narveson: Why Libertarians Are and Are Not Like Turnips

  • James P. Sterba
From the journal Analyse & Kritik


I show how Jan Narveson’s critique fails to unseat my central argument that harm cuts both ways in our assumed idealized conflict situations, such that sometimes the poor harm the rich and sometimes the rich harm the poor. I further show how this supports my overall argument that libertarianism has gone over the brink into the waiting arms of welfare liberals and socialists. I also reject the; other reasons that Narveson provides for not recognizing the welfare rights of distant peoples and future generations which are independent of my argument about harm.

Online erschienen: 2016-2-11
Erschienen im Druck: 2015-11-1

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