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Skepticism and freedom : a modern case for classical liberalism

Author: Richard Allen Epstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
Series: Studies in law and economics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allen Epstein
ISBN: 0226213048 9780226213040 9780226213057 0226213056
OCLC Number: 50851678
Description: viii, 311 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Two forms of skepticism --
The system of liberty --
Moral relativism --
Moral incrementalism --
Conceptual skepticism --
A preference for preferences --
Metapreferences, relative preferences, and the prisoner's dilemma game --
Behavioral anomalies --
Cognitive biases.
Series Title: Studies in law and economics.
Responsibility: Richard A. Epstein.
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Richard A. Epstein provides a systematic defense of classical liberalism against critiques mounted against it over the past thirty years. Within this he shows why limited government is to be  Read more...

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