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Champions of a free society : ideas of capitalism's philosophers and economists

Author: Edward W Younkins
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is written for individuals who want to learn about the philosophical foundations of political and economic freedom. It is an introduction and a guide to the principal theoretical ideas on  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Younkins
ISBN: 9780739126479 0739126474 9780739126486 0739126482
OCLC Number: 228676591
Description: xiii, 392 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Lao Tzu's naturalistic metaphysics, ethics, and politics --
Aristotle and human flourishing --
Aristotle and economics --
Epicurus on freedom and happiness --
Thomas Aquinas's Christian Aristotelianism --
Spinoza on freedom, ethics, and politics --
John Locke's limited state --
Turgot on progress and political economy --
Adam Smith's moral and economic system --
Jean-Baptiste Say's law of markets : a fundamental, conceptual integration --
Herbert Spencer on liberty and human progress --
Carl Menger's economics of well-being --
Ludwig von Mises on human action --
Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism --
Murray Rothbard's Randian Austrianism --
The road to objective economics : Hayek takes a wrong turn --
Milton Friedman's pragmatic and incremental libertarianism --
Mises, Friedman, and Rand : a methodological comparison --
James M. Buchanan : constitutional and post-constitutional political economy --
Robert Nozick's libertarian framework for utopias --
Reality is not optional : Thomas Sowell's vision of man and society --
Michael Novak's vision of democratic capitalism --
Revisiting the intellectual heritage of a free society --
Developing a paradigm for a free society.
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This wonderful volume brings together some of the most important ideas that serve as capitalism's intellectual infrastructure. Now is the time to give them a hearing again! Professor Younkins has Read more...

 
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