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Frihed mellem fornuft og skepsis
[Liberty - between reason and skepticism]


  • Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter


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.

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  • Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 2012. "Frihed mellem fornuft og skepsis
    [Liberty - between reason and skepticism]
    ," MPRA Paper 43542, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43542

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    1. Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 1998. "The constitutional dilemma of European integration," MPRA Paper 35437, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Freedom; liberty; natural rights; classical liberalism; libertarianism; utilitarianism;

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    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • P14 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Property Rights
    • P1 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism

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