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George H. Smith explores the history of libertarian ideas. Narrated by Daniel Hyland.
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George H. Smith explores the history of libertarian ideas. Narrated by Daniel Hyland.
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    Immanuel Kant and the Natural Law Tradition

    Immanuel Kant and the Natural Law Tradition

    George Smith discusses Kant’s attempt to justify objective moral principles and his views on when the use of coercion is morally proper.
    Originally published in essay form on April 15, 2016

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    • 14 min
    A Few Kind Words about the Most Evil Man in Mankind’s History

    A Few Kind Words about the Most Evil Man in Mankind’s History

    George Smith explains some fundamental features of Immanuel Kant’s moral and political theory.
    Originally published in essay form on April 8, 2016

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    • 16 min
    Some Personal Reflections on Ayn Rand

    Some Personal Reflections on Ayn Rand

    George Smith discusses some good and bad influences that Ayn Rand’s ideas had on his own intellectual development.
    Originally published in essay form on April 1, 2016

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    • 11 min
    Ayn Rand on Aristotle

    Ayn Rand on Aristotle

    George Smith examines some of Rand’s claims about the beneficial influence of Aristotle’s ideas on the course of Western civilization.
    Originally published in essay form on March 4, 2016

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    • 13 min
    On the Influence of Ideas

    On the Influence of Ideas

    George Smith discusses the issue of whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for the beliefs of those followers who agree with him.
    Originally published in essay form on February 26, 2016.

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    • 15 min
    Some Reflections on the History of Philosophy

    Some Reflections on the History of Philosophy

    George Smith explains the views of Kant and Hegel on the history of philosophy, and explores whether moral judgments should be applied to the realm of ideas.
    Originally published in essay form on February 19, 2016

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    • 16 min

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