Determinist Liberterian needs your help to unify his two widely apposing ideologies.
July 24, 2007 8:42 AM Subscribe
Can someone believe in both Liberterianism, Determinism and proudhonism?
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I've asked this question before.. but the stasi who run metafilter deemed it subversive and deleted the post.
So Here i am giving it another go (although clearly not much of a go with that last comment)
My problem is this.. I deeply hold some political and philosophical ideologies on life and society but as much as i believe them to be true, I also realise that they completely contradict one another.
Please can you help me find someway to explain/justify/harmonize these beliefs.
Firstly I am a Libertarian.. I believe a human is most productive and creative when he is left to be free. Libertarian governments around the world succeed where as leftist governments are all without acception failures.
I also believe in the works of Adam smith and that the free market is the best way to create a stable economy
I am also a Determinist.. I believe that humans are no more than robots and that freewill does not exist except as an illusion in our consciousness.
I am a Proudhonist in that I understand that all property anyone ever obtains is achieved only by some form of theft.