Monday, May 12, 2014

Thick Voluntaryism, Thin Libertarianism

While voluntaryism sprung from libertarianism, it has become a philosophy all it's own thanks to Carl Watner's development of the voluntary principle, "that all human relations should happen voluntarily, or not at all." This thickening of voluntaryism brought in such ideas as eschewing the political process, nonviolent resistance, and opposing not only physical coercion, but social coercion also. I think this "thick voluntaryism" is required by the voluntary principle. But what about so-called "thick libertarianism"?
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