Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Professor Elizabeth Cohen
Professor Jerry Evensky
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Ethics and Political Philosophy | Political Science | Political Theory
This study examines the true nature of libertarian political philosophy, avoiding reductive arguments and attempting to present these positions in a holistic manner that cuts to the core of what distinguishes this philosophy as being unique. The study then challenges the libertarian claim that many highly praised and well-respected historic political and economic philosophers are their philosophical antecedents.
The study examines the political philosphies of Classical Liberal thinkers and well-respected economists, presenting their positions in the same holistic manner and avoiding any selective quoting that serves only to oversimply the complexity of their arguments. The challenge of the study will be to effectively extract the core meaning and logic in the texts examined, and contrast those meanings to the libertarian position.
Ludd, Ian, "Modern Libertarian: Philosophy An Uncertain Lineage" (2013). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 40.
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