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The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, Vol. 7 (the Limits of Liberty_Between Anarchy and Leviathan) [1975] - James M. Buchanan

The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, Vol. 7 (the Limits of Liberty_Between Anarchy and Leviathan) [1975] - James M. Buchanan

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The Online Library of Liberty
A Project Of Liberty Fund, Inc.
James M. Buchanan,
The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, vol. 7 (The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan)
[1975]
The Online Library Of Liberty Collection
This E-Book (PDF format) is published by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, non-profit,foundation established to encourage study of the ideal of a society of free andresponsible individuals.It is part of the Online Library of Liberty web sitehttp://oll.libertyfund.org, whichwas established in 2004 in order to further the educational goals of Liberty Fund, Inc.To find out more about the author or title, to use the site's powerful search engine, or to see other titles in other formats (HTML, facsimile PDF), please visit the OLL website. This title is also part of the Portable Library of Liberty DVD which contains over 900 books and other material and is available free of charge upon request.The cuneiform inscription that appears in the logo and serves as a design element inall Liberty Fund books and Web sites is the earliest-known written appearance of theword “freedom” (amagi), or “liberty.” It is taken from a clay document written about2300 B.C. in the Sumerian city-state of Lagash.To find out more about Liberty Fund, Inc., or the Online Library of Liberty Project, please contact the Director atoll@libertyfund.org.LIBERTY FUND, INC.8335 Allison Pointe Trail, Suite 300Indianapolis, Indiana 46250-1684
 
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The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan,
Foreword by Harmut Kliemt, 20 vols.(Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999-2002).Author:James M. BuchananForeword:Hartmut Kliemt
About This Title:
Vol. 7 of The Collected Works. Published originally in 1975,
The Limits of Liberty
made James Buchanan’s name more widely known than ever before among political philosophers and theorists and established Buchanan, along with John Rawls andRobert Nozick, as one of the three new contractarians, standing on the shoulders of Hobbes, Locke, and Kant. Buchanan frames the central idea most cogently in theopening of his preface: “Precepts for living together are not going to be handed downfrom on high. Men must use their own intelligence in imposing order on chaos,intelligence not in scientific problem-solving but in the more difficult sense of findingand maintaining agreement among themselves. Anarchy is ideal for ideal men;
Online Library of Liberty: The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, vol. 7 (The Limits of Liberty:Between Anarchy and Leviathan)PLL v4 (generated January 6, 2009)
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 passionate men must be reasonable. Like so many men have done before me, Iexamine the bases for a society of men and women who want to be free but whorecognize the inherent limits that social interdependence places on them.”Another copy of this book can be found in HTML format at our sister websiteEconlib.
Online Library of Liberty: The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, vol. 7 (The Limits of Liberty:Between Anarchy and Leviathan)PLL v4 (generated January 6, 2009)
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