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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Buckingham Press (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908684089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908684080
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 1.8 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,968,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lester ... tackles the subject with the consummate skill of an expert in the field. He is up to date with all the relevant literature. ... He is familiar with all of the philosophical issues and manages to breathe some new life into matters that have been discussed ad nauseam by libertarians over the years. ... his critique of democracy was a heady, almost intoxicating, refutation. ... Lester shows considerable originality, either when he is discussing some of the deepest problems in political theory or when he is making a contribution to some of the more casual issues of contemporary politics. ... he is not frightened to consider the major, and the deepest, intellectual conundrums in the doctrine. ... What is also surprising and refreshing is that Lester can produce arguments against interference and coercion that ... are inferences from the liberty principle itself. ... None of this is suggestive of a lack of intellectual ambition in Lester. ... such philosophical expertise. ... In a short review article it is impossible to do justice to Lester's remarkable book. He manages to say new and exciting things .... Lester's arguments are presented with sophistication and are informed by an impressive mastery of the secondary literature. --Professor Norman Barry

Lester argues that utility is compatible with liberty, understood in its classically negative sense. In the process, he has written a remarkable book, informed by a masterly knowledge of economics and filled with careful analytical detail. He deals with a vast range of criticisms, and in the process undoes a great deal of theoretical mischief on the relations between these important concepts, including much by philosophers of major reputation. His accounts of instrumental rationality, of property rights, of public goods problems, and of restitution for criminal cases, are important contributions and will be discussed with interest for long. Few among us will fail to benefit from reading it. --Professor Jan Narveson

Lester's book develops a sustained and at times fresh and surprising argument for its compatibilist conclusions. It constitutes a formidable intellectual challenge to the social democratic establishment in political theory. Professor Antony Flew This is a notably ambitious reconstruction of radical libertarian thinking from the ground up. Even those, like myself, who are unpersuaded by its reformulation of classical liberalism will benefit from reading Lester's book. --Professor John Gray

About the Author

J C Lester is a philosopher and a libertarian who has been writing on the superiority of liberty over politics for thirty years.


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