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Eric Mack: A Defence of Natural Rights

Updated: Feb 24

This is part of a series of blogposts republishing previous events of the Oxford Hayek Society and the Oxford Libertarian Society. The original blogposts were published here and here.


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.

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