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Radical Privatization and Other Libertarian Conundrums

  • Walter E. BlockEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Abstract

A conundrum is a seeming logical contradiction, one that can actually be solved, or resolved. Perhaps the most famous example in theology is the following challenge: can God create a stone so big that even He cannot lift it. Either way, the case for religion loses out, at least at first glance. If God can create such a big stone, all well and good for Him; however, then, as He cannot also lift it, there can be no such thing as a Higher Power. On the other hand, if God is unable to create so heavy an object, then the case for belief in Him is dashed from the very start. For He cannot be truly omnipotent, since here is something He cannot do.

Keywords

Radical privatization Libertarian conundrums Political economic philosophy The Martians 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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