Arguments for Liberty
This conference explored some of the major philosophical debates within the liberal tradition: What is the relationship between self-ownership and ownership of private property understood as external resources? Is it possible to defend liberal policies on perfectionist grounds? Are liberty and equality compatible? What is the importance of the knowledge problem in a philosophical defense of classical liberalism?
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