Eric Mack: A Defence of Natural Rights
Updated: Feb 24
On Wednesday 18 November 2009, Professor Eric Mack, Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University, spoke to the Oxford Libertarian Society at Christ Church on the subject of: 'A Defence of Natural Rights'.
You can find YouTube videos of the talk and subsequent question-and-answer session below.
In his talk, Eric defended the theory of natural rights. The question-and-answer session focussed more on property rights and defending them from challenges ranging from issues of environmentalism, children's rights, the concept of freedom and intuitionism.
Professor Eric Mack is a Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is also a Faculty Member of the Murphy Institute of Political Economy. His writings concern moral, property and natural rights, on which he is regarded as an authoritative figure. He has a secondary interest in John Locke, a biography on which he published recently (John Locke, (Continuum Press, 2009)), and has written on other leading libertarian figures including FA Hayek and Robert Nozick.