Rights Angles

2017.03.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Loren E. Lomasky, Rights Angles, Oxford University Press, 2016, 387pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190263959. Reviewed by Matt
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2017.03.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Loren E. Lomasky, Rights Angles, Oxford University Press, 2016, 387pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190263959. Reviewed by Matt Zwolinski, University of San Diego Philosophical advocates of libertarianism have long been divided into two main camps. In one are the followers of John Locke, who ground their libertarianism in a natural right of self-ownership, combined with the ability to acquire strong rights of private property in natural resources through some form of original appropriation or free exchange. Among academic philosophers, the uncontested champion of this camp is Robert Nozick, though Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard have remained popular "outsider" favorites. In the other camp are the consequentialists, who support the libertarian ideal of free markets and limited government because and to the extent that those institutions can be reliably expected to yield better results than any alternative. The. . .

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