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The practical and philosophical viability of the libertarian position

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Thesis -- Sweet Briar College, 2003.

Edition Notes

A senior honors thesis in the Department of Government, Sweet Briar College.

Statementby Leslie N. Sturgeon
The Physical Object
Pagination122 leaves ;
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24398596M

Literature of Liberty, published quarterly by the Institute for Humane Studies, is an interdisciplinary periodical intended to be a resource to the scholarly issue contains a bibliographical essay and summaries of articles which clarify liberty in the fields of Philosophy, Political Science, Law, Economics, History, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education, . in the first three months of pregnancy, the woman's right to an abortion is unrestricted; after this period, a state may regulate (but not ban) abortion; after viability, a state may regulate and even forbid abortions, except when abortion is necessary to preserve the health or life of the woman. By Andrew Dittmer, who recently finished his PhD in mathematics at Harvard and is currently continuing work on his thesis topic. He also taught mathematics at a local elementary school. Andrew enjoys explaining the recent history of the financial sector to a popular audience. Many readers wrote in warm and thoughtful comments on the series I wrote interviewing Code Name .

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