Libertarianism without Inequality

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Michael Otsuka's ingenious and exciting book vindicates left-libertarianism, a political philosophy which combines stringent rights of control over one's own mind, body, and life with egalitarian rights of ownership of the world. He reclaims the ideas of John Locke from the libertarian right, and defends a view which is both more libertarian and more egalitarian than the Kantian liberalism of John Rawls. Otsuka endorses a fully egalitarian principle of equal opportunity for welfare and defends a pluralistic, decentralized ideal of political society. Libertarianism without Inequality is a book which everyone interested in political theory should read.

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Michael Otsuka is at Department of Philosophy, University College London.

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`Review from previous edition In this important contribution to rights theory, the deontology of punishment, and the problem of political obligation, Michael Otsuka argues against the belief, prevalent on both the left and the right of the political spectrum, that the fundamental principles of
libertarianism conflict with the ideal of economic equality ... Otsuka's style is pithy, engaging, and crystal-clear. His theses are bold, imaginative, and defended with the utmost philosophical rigour ... His book will no doubt give rise to a great deal more discussion, and it surely deserves to
have a major impact on current debates on justice and political obligation.
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Ian Carter, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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