Champions of a free society : ideas of capitalism's philosophers and economists /

This book is written for individuals who want to learn about the philosophical foundations of political and economic freedom. It is an introduction and a guide to the principal theoretical ideas on liberty produced by the most influential and creative thinkers in history, with chapters on Adam Smith...

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Main Author: Younkins, Edward W. 1948-
Format: eBook
Published: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Lao Tzu's naturalistic metaphysics, ethics, and politics
  • Aristotle and human flourishing
  • Aristotle and economics
  • Epicurus on freedom and happiness
  • Thomas Aquinas's Christian Aristotelianism
  • Spinoza on freedom, ethics, and politics
  • John Locke's limited state
  • Turgot on progress and political economy
  • Adam Smith's moral and economic system
  • Jean-Baptiste Say's law of markets : a fundamental, conceptual integration
  • Herbert Spencer on liberty and human progress
  • Carl Menger's economics of well-being
  • Ludwig von Mises on human action
  • Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism
  • Murray Rothbard's Randian Austrianism
  • The road to objective economics : Hayek takes a wrong turn
  • Milton Friedman's pragmatic and incremental libertarianism
  • Mises, Friedman, and Rand : a methodological comparison
  • James M. Buchanan : constitutional and post-constitutional political economy
  • Robert Nozick's libertarian framework for utopias
  • Reality is not optional : Thomas Sowell's vision of man and society
  • Michael Novak's vision of democratic capitalism
  • Revisiting the intellectual heritage of a free society
  • Developing a paradigm for a free society.