skip to content
Escape from leviathan : liberty, welfare, and anarchy reconciled Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Escape from leviathan : liberty, welfare, and anarchy reconciled

Author: J C Lester
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

The principal criticism of libertarianism is that it would damage human welfare. In response, this book considers an extreme libertarian thesis: there is no conceptual or practical clash among the  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J C Lester
ISBN: 0333777565 9780333777565 0312234163 9780312234164
OCLC Number: 45253406
Description: xi, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. 1.1. The Classical-Liberal Compatibility Thesis. 1.2. Why Moral Advocacy is Avoided. 1.3. A Critical-Rationalist Apologia --
2. Rationality. 2.0. Chapter Thesis. 2.1. Why Defend Aprioristic Instrumental Rationality? 2.2. The Self and Its Interests. a. Formal Definitions. b. Freewill and Persons. c. Weakness of Will or Meta-Desire? d. Desires versus Values? 2.3. Self-Interest and Altruism. a. The Logic of Altruism. b. The Intentional Structure of Moral Sentiments. c. Commitment, Motive-Stimuli, and Vacuousness. 2.4. Utility. 2.5. Utility-Maximization. a. The Commensurability of One's Want-Satisfactions. b. The Utility-Maximization of Categorical Morals. 2.6. Economic Demand --
3. Liberty.
Responsibility: J.C. Lester.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'Lester's book develops a sustained and at times fresh and surprising argument for its compatibilist conclusions. It constitutes a formidable intellectual challenge to the social democratic Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45253406> # Escape from leviathan : liberty, welfare, and anarchy reconciled
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "45253406" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Place/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire> ; # Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Topic/utilitarismus> ; # Utilitarismus
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997235> ; # Libertarianism
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997251> ; # Liberty
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1173620> ; # Welfare economics
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Topic/liberalismus> ; # Liberalismus
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/320.011/e21/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/306064958> ; # J. C. Lester
   schema:datePublished "2000" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/321886207> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Escape from leviathan : liberty, welfare, and anarchy reconciled"@en ;
   schema:productID "45253406" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/45253406#PublicationEvent/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire_macmillan_press_new_york_st_martin_s_press_2000> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Agent/st_martin_s_press> ; # St. Martin's Press
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Agent/macmillan_press> ; # Macmillan Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780333777565> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312234164> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/45253406> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Agent/macmillan_press> # Macmillan Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Macmillan Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Agent/st_martin_s_press> # St. Martin's Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "St. Martin's Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/321886207#Place/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire> # Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1173620> # Welfare economics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Welfare economics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997235> # Libertarianism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Libertarianism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997251> # Liberty
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Liberty"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/306064958> # J. C. Lester
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Lester" ;
   schema:givenName "J. C." ;
   schema:name "J. C. Lester" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312234164>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0312234163" ;
   schema:isbn "9780312234164" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780333777565>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0333777565" ;
   schema:isbn "9780333777565" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.