From Critiques Of Libertarianism
A libertarian professor of philosophy whose books are widely admired in the libertarian echo chamber by those who have already drunk the Kool-Ade. Relies heavily on standard philosophical smoke and mirrors to divorce his arguments from reality.
- On the Problematic Political Authority of Property Rights: How Huemer Proves Too Much [More...]
- Kevin Vallier eviscerates Michael Huemer’s anarcho-capitalist "The Problem of Political Authority" by pointing out that the same arguments undermining political authority of a state also undermine the political authority of property.
- The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey (book)
- Why I Am Not an Objectivist [More...]
- Libertarian philosopher Michael Huemer accepts all but one of Ayn Rand's five major Objectivist claims: he does not agree that "Every person should always be selfish."
What is wanting in many libertarian political theories is the recognition that property rights are coercive and so stand in need of justification to others.
Kevin Vallier, "On the Problematic Political Authority of Property Rights: How Huemer Proves Too Much"