Tag: David Schmidtz

The Big Debate on Liberty Continues

My latest contribution on Cato Unbound: “LIBERAL REPUBLICANISM, MOVING PICTURES, AND WHY FREEDOM ISN’T THE SAME AS GOODNESS” I deal with the illiberal theory of “republicanism” advanced by Prof. Philip…

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The Debate Begins — What the Heck Is Liberty?

Cato Unbound is hosting a debate that is going to start hotting up tomorrow. David Schmidtz and Jason Brennan started with an excerpt from their new book A Brief History…

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A Discussion of Liberty, “Negative” and “Positive”

The new Cato Unbound is focused on the nature of liberty. The lead essay (“The Big Myth About Liberty“) by David Schmidtz and Jason Brennan is quite provocative. My response…

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