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Michael Huemer is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of more than 70 academic articles in ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and epistemology, as well as five other books: Skepticism and the Veil of Perception (2001), Ethical Intuitionism näytä lisää (2005), The Problem of Political Authority (2012), Approaching Infinity (2016), and Paradox Lost (2018). näytä vähemmän

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A Debate on God and Morality (2020) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy (2018) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta

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First half of the book explains why the author thinks that there is no moral justification for government. Second half of the book explains how a society without government could function. Some of this is intriguing, some is obvious, some impractical. The second half of the book sketches how 'law and order' might work without government, and why a military might not be necessary, but there's not even the briefest attempt to explain how things like roads and water supplies would be dealt with. Some is explained clearly with good thought experiments, but much of it is repetitive and humorless. Anyway, moral or not, government isn't going anywhere within our lifetimes, or within the lifetimes of our great-grandchildren either. So I guess I'm a bit more interested in what can be done to improve government.… (lisätietoja)
 
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steve02476 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 3, 2023 |
One of the better arguments in favor anarcho capitalism. I remain unconvinced but what Huemer does particularly well is challenge the authority of the state as it exists now, and responding to arguments in defense of that authority.
Clear language is always a plus.
 
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SeekingApatheia | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 13, 2021 |
A bit simplistic, if such a thing is possible at this level. A great introduction, but the essays do not go into depth.
 
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