Journal of Libertarian Studies

Concept of “Nature” in Liberal Political Thought

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

The connection between a theory of human nature and normative political theory is a puzzling one. Despite the depredations suffered by naturalistic theories of ethics and politics at the hands of prescriptivist (and other) moral philosophers, the temptation to found a political theory on some allegedly unalterable facts of human name is an abiding one for philosophers of differing political persuasions.

Volume 8, Number 1 (1986)


Barry, Norman. “Concept of “Nature” in Liberal Political Thought.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 8, No. 1 (1986): 1–17.

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