Možnosti republikánské kritiky libertariánství

Jan Buráň


Possible Republican Critique of Libertarianism

The article explores the possibilities of using civic republicanism in order to criticize Nozickian libertarianism on the ground of its own premises, especially the emphasis it puts on individual freedom. It evaluates the critique to which Nozick’s theory has been subjected to by Ian Shapiro, finding Shapiro’s objections lacking in understanding, yet valid in principle. The second line of attack is then led via the notion of freedom as non-domination (which inextricably intertwines it with democracy) and via the needs which must be satisfied in order for a state to function as a safeguard for liberty in the contemporary world of multinational corporations.