The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan

The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan by James M. Buchanan epub pdf fb2

Title: The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan
Author: James M. Buchanan
ISBN10: 0226078191
ISBN13: 978-0226078199
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (March 1, 1975)
Language: English
Subcategory: Business & Finance
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Pages: 221 pages
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The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan by James M. Buchanan


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"The Limits of Liberty is concerned mainly with two topics. One is an attempt to construct a new contractarian theory of the state, and the other deals with its legitimate limits. The latter is a matter of great practical importance and is of no small significance from the standpoint of political philosophy."—Scott Gordon, Journal of Political EconomyJames Buchanan offers a strikingly innovative approach to a pervasive problem of social philosophy. The problem is one of the classic paradoxes concerning man's freedom in society: in order to protect individual freedom, the state must restrict each person's right to act. Employing the techniques of modern economic analysis, Professor Buchanan reveals the conceptual basis of an individual's social rights by examining the evolution and development of these rights out of presocial conditions.