Tag: philosophy

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Libertarianism

Life vs Personhood and Abortion: The Metaphysical Distinction without a Legal Difference

Pro-lifers contend that life begins at conception, and so the fetus has natural rights. Pro-choicers contend it cannot be known …

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Libertarianism

Political Neutrality on Abortion is Welcoming to Pro-life Libertarians

On Saturday, May 28th, the Mises Caucus won control over the Libertarian Party at their national convention in Reno, Nevada. …

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Libertarianism

Limited Government: The Self-Defeating Nature of Minarchy

In this post I discuss the self-defeating nature of limited government, known as minarchy. I’m going to foreground here my …

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Libertarianism

Constitutional Restraints on Power

American political institutions presuppose certain convictions about human nature, the worth and prerogatives of persons, the meaning of life, the distinction between right and wrong, and the destiny of the individual. The Colonists came to their understanding of these matters as heirs of the intellectual and religious heritage of Christendom—the culture whose shaping forces ‘sprang from ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome.

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History

Religious Roots of Liberty

This article by Rev. Edmund Opitz (who wrote The Libertarian Theology of Freedom) is reprinted from the Mises Daily Article …

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Book Reviews

Book Review: You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble

Book Review: You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble Dr. Alan Noble is an associate professor of English at …

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Theology

On Rand and Altruism: A Defense of Christian Self-Interest

Ayn Rand, the founder and sole source of the philosophy called Objectivism, taught an ethical system based on the principle of “rational self-interest” – defined as aiming at the fulfillment of one’s own highest values.

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Libertarianism

Libertarianism Changes the Abortion Debate

Americans haven’t changed much in their approach to abortion over the past fifty years. Since Roe v Wade, conventional arguments …

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Economics

Human Nature and the Free Society

By Edmund Opitz. —- Is there anything in the basic makeup of the men and women we know, or those …

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Politics

Equal But Not the Same

By Edmund Opitz. —- The real American revolution of two hundred years ago took place in the minds of people; …

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Theology

The Proper Origin of Rights

Libertarianism is founded on the belief that individuals have universal rights – specifically rights to life, liberty, and the possession of property. Despite fairly widespread recognition of these rights, their universal defense (that is, an explanation of why these rights apply at all times and in all places) can often be difficult to articulate. Three predominant sub-groups within libertarianism attempt such a defense, each with a unique approach.

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President's Blog

Weekend Insights – Give it to me straight, Doc.

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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News

Weekend Insights – Think For Yourself and more

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Economics

The Misunderstood Milton Friedman: Profit Maximization Or Shareholder Preference?

“Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me?” —Matthew 20:15 Do businesses exist to …

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Libertarianism

The Slave and the Aristocrat

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in his book, The Antichrist: “Christianity has taken the side of everything weak, base, ill-constituted, it has …

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History

Desiderius Erasmus: The Forgotten Christian Libertarian

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in …

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Culture

Theology in the 21st Century

Speaking at the 2017 John Witherspoon College convocation, Christian Libertarian Review General Editor and Professor Jamin Hübner presented the following …

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Libertarianism

The Teacher of Galilee: A Seer Who Really Did See

* Today’s guest post is by anthropologist Spencer H. MacCallum.   A Wakeup Call for Christian Libertarians The Teacher of …

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History

Twelve False Assumptions Behind Mainstream Politics

1. That the world’s problems can be solved by passing more laws. The more rules there are, the less freedom …

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Libertarianism

Liberty Needs Christianity, Not Fascism

I recently saw a video by a libertarian commentator named TJ Brown, also known as That Guy T, on YouTube …

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Announcements

Announcing: Christian Libertarian Review

As LCI has considered our direction over these past several months, it has become increasingly clear that our greatest value …

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Called to Freedom
History

Toward a More Augustinian View of Government

The following is an excerpt from Jason Hughey’s chapter in the new book, Called to Freedom. (edited for format) With …

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Events

Announcing The Libertarian Christian Podcast

It’s a big day for LCI. Coinciding with our attendance at the 2017 International Students for Liberty Conference, today we …

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Culture

The Dying and Desperate Left

The American Left – which never had a sterling record to begin with – is rapidly deteriorating. In one sense …

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Libertarianism

The Exorcism of Collectivism

Exorcising Collectivism out of Personhood (or, The Exorcism of Collectivism) Have you ever found yourself living out an expected role …

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Events

Change History: Support LCI in 2017

Why is it that followers of the Prince of Peace are so often the quickest to beat the drums of …

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Culture

The West’s Deadly Speech Pathology

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God. Go to any …

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Christian Worldview

Libertarian Impulses in Early Christianity and Contemporary Theology

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Christians For Liberty 2016 Conference Videos

Does Christian history and theology shun libertarian ideas? Of course not. In fact, Jamin Hubner argues that we can find …

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Libertarianism

Conservatism versus Libertarianism

When conservative politicians are trying to get the votes of libertarians and “libertarian-leaning” Republicans, they often tout the supposed affinity …

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Politics

Conservative and Libertarian Christians: Worldview Allies or Enemies?

I am so glad my colleague Norman Horn, founder and President of the Libertarian Christian Institute (LCI), was given a …

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