Over the last week, the Volokh Conspiracy has hosted a symposium of contributors to the newly published Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (edited by Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz). The book is the most wide-ranging introduction to libertarian political thought published in a long time. It incorporates contributions by both defenders and critics of libertarian ideas, including scholars from many different countries. I believe the book  will be of value to anyone seriously interested in libertarian thought, whether you are a libertarian yourself or not.

The symposium includes only a subset of the contributors to the book (others were unwilling or unable to take part). But it’s a good representative sampling. This post has links to the all the previous posts in the series, so that readers can conveniently access them. Here they are:

Ilya Somin, “Volokh Conspiracy Symposium on the ‘Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism’ “(my introduction to the symposium)

Jason Brennan, “Introduction to the ‘Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism’” (a brief overview of the book by one of its editors)

Christopher Freiman, “Libertarianism, Selfishness, and Public Goods

Richard W. Miller, “Learning from Libertarianism: Thanks from an Unrepentant Social Democrat

John Thrasher, “Libertarianism and Contractarianism

Ilya Somin, “How Political Ignorance Strengthens the Case for Libertarianism

Javier Hidalgo, “The Libertarian Case for Open Borders

Jessica Flanigan, “Libertarianism and Medicine

Thomas Mulligan, “Libertarianism vs. Meritocracy

Fabian Wendt, “Libertarian Property Rights and the Lockean Sufficiency Proviso

Ryan Muldoon, “Reasons to Tolerate

Jahel Queralt, “Economic Liberties are also the Liberties of the Poor

Hillel Steiner, “Free Markets and Exploitation