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Principles for a Free Society

Reconciling Individual Liberty with the Common Good


Richard A. Epstein (View Bio)
Hardcover: Addison-Wesley, 1998; Paperback: Addison-Wesley, 2002.

Principles for a Free Society
A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book of 1999

"A common reaction to the writings of the conservative legal scholar Richard A. Epstein is that they are simultaneously outrageous and completely convincing. " — The New York Times Book Review

"A generation of social activists has seen in economic liberty merely a license for greed and aggression. Legal scholar Epstein sees much more: he finds a proven safeguard against state tyranny and an engine of social prosperity.... Epstein opens exceptional insights into why society depends on cultural norms and family loyalties that neither courts nor legislatures can replace. The rigorous reasoning buttressed by exhaustive scholarship ensures sustained demand for this book among serious students of legal philosophy." — Booklist

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