From the ongoing new and interesting stuff appearing at Libertarianism.org:
- The philosopher J. C. Lester joined us as a guest blogger. He’s put up four posts so far, all explaining his theory of “critical-rationalist libertarianism,” which draws on the thinking of Karl Popper to argue that it is epistemologically impossible to justify theories. “One can only admit that libertarianism is a conjecture and deal with criticisms of it,” Lester writes. Lester’s writing brought responses from the Libertarianism.org bloggers: John Samples, Jason Kuznicki, and me.
- David Boaz wrote his first blog post at Libertarianism.org, arguing for the reality–and recognition–of moral progress.
- George H. Smith posted a new Excursions essay, part of his series on the intellectual roots of state education. This time, Smith turned to the views of Plato’s most famous student.
- Jonathan Blanks published a controversial essay, “Why ‘Libertarian’ Defenses of the Confederacy and ‘States’ Rights’ are Incoherent,” as well as a lengthy response to his critics.