July 23, 2004
The Philosophy of Liberty
I might describe myself as a small-l libertarian but there is only so much Flash animation on the subject I can take. By contrast Edward Feser offers a considered article on the variety of libertarianisms to be found at Tech Central Station (via Andrew Ian Dodge). A clarification of John Locke's notion of the limit of self-ownership is particularly useful.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 23, 2004 08:23 AM
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Now if only god existed....
Posted by: James at July 23, 2004 01:30 PM
I imagine that as Locke argues one has to act as if one owned oneself we could take the position that we could act as if God exists. I admit this is difficult to take seriously with a conception of God that is limited to some alpha ape with a white beard telling people how not to have sex. But when God is understand as an absolute or totality or Being itself I find this position wins favour with even my most devout atheist friends.
Posted by: Flea at July 23, 2004 01:36 PM