Plato and the Spell of the State

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March 6, 2011
Libertarian Papers
by Patrick C. Tinsley  
Posted in Commentary

"This essay attempts to show that Plato’s thought makes important contributions to libertarian theory. Plato diagnoses the state as essentially a state of mind, one in which irrational desires replace natural reason as a guide to ethical conduct. The statist mindset is therefore marked by profound self-deception about what is truly good." [abstract -- full paper available as PDF or MS Word download] (03/06/11)  

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