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The Promise of Liberty: A Non-Utopian Vision

Tibor Machan’s central political imperative in The Promise of Liberty is one that he has found borne out by history, analysis, and personal experience: to recognize that individuals have unalienable rights to their lives, liberty, and property (which includes, of course, the pursuit of their happiness, their life agendas), that the only limitations on these rights should be others’ equal rights, and that the proper function or role of the legal authorities in a country is to “secure” or protect these rights.

As Machan points out, however, that imperative cannot survive scrutiny all on its own; it needs to be grounded on other true notions, on facts about us, the world, and the nature of community life. As a result, this book touches on a wide-ranging array of topics and addresses basic issues in ethics and the possibility of moral and ethical knowledge. This book will be of interest to students of politics and political economy, as well as those interested in what kind of human community is best suited for human living as such, with all its variety and multiplicity.

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Author: Tibor R. Machan

Editor/Translator: Tibor R. Machan

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Lexington Books

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 312

Product group: Book

Studio: Lexington Books

Publication Date: April 7, 2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

Pages: 312

EAN: 9780739130742

ISBN: 0739130749

ASIN: 0739130749

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Tibor Machan
Dr. Tibor R. Machan has recently been appointed senior fellow at the Heartland Institute (Arlington Heights, IL) and has worked as a Hoover Institution research fellow, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and has held the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University from 1997 to 2014. Smuggled out of Hungary in 1953, Machan spent three years in Munich and then came to USA and became an academic philosopher after four years in US Air Force. His memoir, The Man Without a Hobby (2006) tells it all.