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  Wikipedia: Libertarianism
Libertarians see their origins in the earlier 17th to 20th century tradition of classical liberalism, and often use that term as a synonym for libertarianism, particularly outside of the USA.
Libertarians prefer not to be called "right-wing." Indeed, they reject the one-dimensional left/right political spectrum and instead propose a two-dimensional space with personal freedom on one Cartesian axis and economic freedom on the other.
Libertarians tend to take either one of an axiomatic natural law point of view, or a utilitarian point of view, in justifying their beliefs.
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 Libertarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libertarians have an elaborate theory of these values that they defend, that does not always match what some consider the 'common sense' regarding liberty, and that strictly opposes collectivist views in this regard.
Libertarians consider that there is an extended domain of individual freedom defined by every individual's person and private property, and that no one, whether private citizen or government, may under any circumstances violate this boundary.
Indeed, many libertarians consider that governments exist and will exist in the foreseeable future, up to the end of their lives, so that their efforts are better spent fighting, containing and avoiding the action of governments than trying to figure out what life could or couldn't be like without them.
www.dontbeevil.com /libertarianism.html   (1924 words)

  
  Libertarian perspectives on natural resources - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some libertarians view the use of natural resources by one person as a limitation on the equal rights of others to use natural resources.
Some libertarians believe that property is on one's work based on resources, and never on the resources themselves, so that there is actually no problem of unjust hoarding of resources: if someone else can reuse the "same" resource without harming the previous "owner"'s work, he has a usufruct to use it.
Though natural resources exist, what gives value to them is the work of men, and those who create this value legitimately own it, whereas by the very nature of a free society, they do not own the utility of these resources that otherwise benefit everyone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libertarian_perspectives_on_natural_resources   (443 words)

  
 Libertarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libertarian perspectives on abortion: The abortion debate among libertarians centers around whether the fetus is a person (and thus has its own rights) or a part of the mother's body (in which case it is subject to her wishes).
Libertarian perspectives on gay rights: Most libertarians feel that adults have a right to choose their own lifestyle or sexual preference, provided that such expression does not trample on the same freedom of other people to choose their own sexual preference or religious freedom.
Libertarian perspectives on animal rights: Some libertarians grant basic rights to animals (they count as individuals and therefore have the right not to be subjected to coercion), while others see animals as property, and think their owners are free to treat them as they wish.
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 Libertarianism - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Libertarians typically emphasise civil rights (such as the right to a fair trial or political participation, sometimes thought of as negative rights) over social rights (the right to a free education or employment, sometimes thought of as positive rights).
Libertarians also believe in an extremely broad (and in some cases all-inclusive) interpretation of free speech which should not be restricted by government.
Libertarians tend to take either one of an axiomatic natural law point of view, or a utilitarian point of view, in justifying their beliefs.
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 Encyclopedia: Libertarian
Libertarianism is a political philosophy that advocates the maximization of liberty for every individual.
Libertarians believe that legitimate rights are of a negative nature, rather than positive.
Sometimes libertarianism is wrongly described as isolationist, but in fact libertarians agressively seek voluntary global cooperation, just not war or other forms of global state coerced cooperation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Libertarian   (2899 words)

  
 Libertarianism
In philosophical debates about free will and determinism, libertarianism is the belief that human action is not determined.
Most libertarians subscribe to the philosophy of incompatibilism which states that reality is indeterministic.
They believe the fact that one's choice may be in theory determined or predictable, does not alter the fact that it was a free choice.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/l/li/libertarianism_1.html   (1987 words)

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