From Critiques Of Libertarianism
- A Critique of Narveson's The Libertarian Idea [More...]
- "Despite having given us much food for thought and having described a more pragmatically appealing and credible kind of libertarianism than most radical writers, Narveson's claim to have provided a philosophically rigorous contractarian foundation for libertarianism must be rejected."
- For and Against the State: New Philosophical Readings (book)
- Liberty, Games and Contracts: Jan Narveson & the Defence of Libertarianism (book)
- 14 philosophers critique Narveson's justification of libertarianism. Narveson responds at the end.
- Mike Huben and Taner Edis criticize Jan Narveson's "The Libertarian Idea".
- In 2001, I had an email exchange with Jan Narveson, where I detailed four major failings of his book/philosophy and appended some criticisms by Taner Edis (since I had permission to publish them.)
- Once more into the breach of self-ownership: Reply to Narveson and Brenkert [More...]
- G. A. Cohen shreds Jan Narveson's arguments about self-ownership, defending his own arguments in Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality.
- Private Property, Coercion, and the Impossibility of Libertarianism [More...]
- Christopher Schimke's Masters thesis criticizing Jan Narveson's libertarianism. It concludes: "even Narvesonian libertarianism endorses pervasive initiations of force against individuals."
- The Libertarian Idea (book) (2 links)
I don't like Narveson's "teutonic" approach (of purporting to build up a logically rigorous philosophical structure from fundamentals) because once the author makes a logical error in the exegesis (and every author I've ever read makes many) everything that follows is suspect... a teetering pillar which can too easily become a monument to folly.
Paul Birch, "A Critique of Narveson's The Libertarian Idea"