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- Full Title: The Libertarian Reader
- Author(s): Edited by Tibor Machan
- Year Published: 1982
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Publication Type: Academic
- ISBN-10: 0-8476-7061-9 (hardcover), 0-8476-7062-7 (paperback)
- Description: This collection of essays from libertarian authors includes one discussing Objectivism, and others from authors influenced by Objectivism. It is part of a series called "Philosophy and Society." This book is out of print, and should not be confused with the later essay collection with the same title, which was edited by David Boaz.
Since this is a collection with multiple authors, the authors of each essay are indicated in parentheses after the essay title. Chapters significantly related to Objectivism are indicated in bold.
- Preface (Tibor R. Machan)
- Part I. Foundations of Liberty
- Individualism, Rights, and the Open Society (Eric Mack)
- Moral Theory and the Foundations of Social Order (J. Charles King)
- Essentialism, Values and Rights: The Objectivist Case for the Free Society (Douglas Rasmussen)
- Society without a State (Murray N. Rothbard)
- Part II. Liberty Law and Society
- The Use of Knowledge in Society (F. A. Hayek)
- Freedom Under Capitalism (Milton Friedman)
- The Arrest and Punishment of Criminals: Justification and Limitations (J. Roger Lee)
- The Insanity Plea and the Insanity Verdict (Thomas S. Szasz)
- Medical Progress and National Health Care (Loren Lomasky)
- Some Advantages of Social Control: An Individualist Defense (Lester H. Hunt)
- Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism (John Hospers)
- Part III. Liberty and Economics
- Market versus Bureaucratic Planning (Ludwig von Mises)
- A Free Market in Roads (Walter Block)
- The Just Takings Issue: Can It Be Resolved by Contemporary Theories of Justice (Ellen Frankel Paul)
- Dissolving the Problem of Public Goods: Financing Government without Coercive Measures (Tibor R. Machan)
- Part IV. Liberty and Morality
- Freedom and Virtue (Douglas Den Uyl)
- Libertarianism and Morality (Gilbert Harman)
- The Ethics of Competition (H. B. Acton)
- Libertarians versus Egalitarians (Antony Flew)
- Entitlements and Patterns (Robert Nozick)
- The Natural Right to Private Property (Fred D. Miller. Jr.)
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