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Libertarianism, Utility and Economic Competition

Libertarianism is defined both by its foundations and by the institutions to which it typically is said to give rise. In this paper it is argued that while a system of economic competition can be defended on consequentialist grounds, such arguments are not available to deontological libertarians. Thus it is concluded that deontological libertarians cannot provide a foundation for the type of economic system they favour.Article

Wolff, Jonathan (2006) Libertarianism, Utility and Economic Competition.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Virginia Law Review.
Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: Libertarianism, Consequentialism
Divisions: Institute of Philosophy
Collections: London Philosophy Papers
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