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Friday, August 22, 2014

The Question of Moral Diversity: Libertarian vs. Objectivist

In support of life, liberty and property, how are we to justify our commitments?


How are we to ground our commitments to liberty? With one set of premises, or many sets? Craig Biddle (Editor, The Objective Standard) and Max Borders (Editor, The Freeman) debate the moral foundations of freedom. 

Biddle argues only rational egoism is required to ground a philosophy of liberty. Borders argues a framework composed of many moral dimensions offers stronger support. Who's right?

You be the judge: Read the whole thing.


  • Max Borders is author of The Social Singularity. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Social Evolution—a non-profit organization dedicated to liberating humanity through innovation. Max is also co-founder of the Voice & Exit event and former editor at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Max is a futurist, a theorist, a published author and an entrepreneur.