Frihed mellem Fornuft og Skepsis (Liberty Between Reason and Skepticism)

21 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2013

Date Written: December 1, 2012

Abstract

The paper sketches an argument for a classical liberal view of the 'natural rights' of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness, albeit one based in a semi-'rule-utilitarian' approach, where the defense is based in a 'hypothetical imperative' and circumscribed by what social science can tell us that we know and what we cannot know.

Note: Downloadable document is in Danish.

Keywords: freedom, liberty, natural rights, classical liberalism, libertarianism, utilitarianism

JEL Classification: D7, D71, P1, P14, P16

Suggested Citation

Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, Frihed mellem Fornuft og Skepsis (Liberty Between Reason and Skepticism) (December 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2195880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2195880

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