Liberty versus libertarianism

  title={Liberty versus libertarianism},
  author={Gene Callahan},
  journal={Politics, Philosophy & Economics},
  pages={48 - 67}
  • Gene Callahan
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • This article aims to persuade its reader that libertarianism, at least in several of its varieties, is a species of the genus that Michael Oakeshott referred to as ‘rationalism in politics’. I hope to demonstrate, employing the work of Oakeshott as well as Aristotle and Onora O’Neill, how many libertarian theorists, who generally have a sincere and admirable commitment to personal liberty, have been led astray by the rationalist promise that we might be able to approach deductive certainty… CONTINUE READING
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