Jan Narveson Publications


Morality and Utility
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1967

Moral Issues (ed.)
Toronto and New York: Oxford University Press, 1983

The Libertarian Idea
Temple University Press, 1989; republished by Broadview Press, 2001

Moral Matters
Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1993; 2nd edition, with changes (one new chapter and considerable expansions elsewhere), 1999

Political Correctness – For and Against
by Marilyn Friedman and Jan Narveson, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995

For and Against the State
(Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996) ed. by John T. Sanders and Jan Narveson

Liberalism: New Essays on Liberal Themes
(Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer, 2000) ed. by Jan Narveson and Susan Dimock.

Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice
Lenham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002

You and the State: A Short Introduction to Political Philosophy
Rowman & Littlefield, 2008

This is Ethical Theory
Open Court, 2010

Are Liberty & Equality Compatible? For & Against
By Jan Narveson & James P. Sterba
Cambridge University Press, 2012

Book-Length, Printed but Unpublished Manuscripts:

Thinking about Ethics

Thinking about Politics

Liberty and Public Spaces

All were used as teaching books in courses or seminars.

The following saw many years of service in my courses. All are printed by University of Waterloo Graphic Services.)

Ethics in Business and Professional Life (1988; v.5, 1998 – 103 pp.)

Ed. Classics of Western Moral Theory from Plato to Nietzsche (1997, 246 pp.)

Lectures on Moral Theory from Plato to Nietzsche (v.1, 1997 – 62 pp.)

Ed. Classics of Political and Social Philosophy from Plato to Marx (U. of W. Graphic Services, 1995 ff [currently in v 5.0, 2000) 154 pp.

Classics of Ancient Political Philosophy (latest ed. 2010)

Classics of Modern Political Philosophy (latest ed. 2009)

Lectures on Political and Social Philosophy (103 pp)


“The Desert Island Problem”
Analysis, February, 1963 (reprinted in: S. Gorovitz, Mill’s Utilitarianism, Text & Commentary (Bobbs-Merrill, 1971)

Mr. Meiland on Duty and Interest
Analysis, 1964

What Can Science do for Society?
Queen’s Quarterly (Kingston, Ontario), Winter, 1965

Formalism and Utilitarianism
Australasian Journal of Philosophy, May, 1965, pp. 58-71; Reprinted in: E. Llinas-Alvarez, Problemas de Etica (Mexico, 1977 (in Spanish))

On a New Argument from Design
Journal of Philosophy, 1965

Pacifism: A Philosophical Analysis
Ethics, July, 1965 reprints: J. Rachels, Moral Problems (Harper & RSow, 1971; 2nd ed 1975); R. Wasserstrom, War and Morality (Belmont, Cal: Wadsworth, 1970), R. Wasserstrom, Today’s Moral Problems (NY: Macmillan, 1975); Durland & Breuning, Ethical Issues (Mayfield, 1975) Vincent Barry, Personal and Social Ethics (Wadsworth, 1978); Danish Military Tidschrift (1977) (in Danish); various others …

Existence and Particularity
Southern Journal of Philosophy, Spring, 1965

Mr. Duncan-Jones on Moral Error
Analysis, 1967

Utilitarianism and New Generations
Mind, vol. 76, No. 301, January 1967, pp. 62-72. (reprinted in: S. Gorovitz, Mill’s Utilitarianism, Text & Commentary (Bobbs-Merrill, 1971)

Is Pacifism Consistent?
Ethics, 1968

Silverstein on Egoism and Universalizability
Australasian Journal of Philosophy, December, 1969

Utilitarianism and Moral Norms
Journal of Value Inquiry, Winter, 1970 (also: Commentaries on Feinberg and Wellman)

Promising, Expecting, and Utility
Canadian Journal of Philosophy, December 1971, pp. 207-33

Pacifism: A Reply to Professor Beehler
Dialogue, December 1972

Aesthetics, Charity, Utility, and Distributive Justice
The Monist, Autumn, 1972

An Overlooked Aspect of the Fairness-Utility Controversey
Journal of Value Inquiry, Summer 1974

Moral Problems of Population
The Monist, vol. 57 No. 1 – January 1973, pp. 62-86. Reprinted in M. Bayles, Ethics and Population (Cambridge: Schenkman, 1976)

Three Analysis Retributivists
Analysis, June 1974, pp. 185-193

Semantics, Future Generations, and the Abortion Problem
Social theory and Practice, Fall 1975

In W. Shea & J. King-Farlow, Contemporary Issues in Political Philosophy (New York: Neale Watson, 1976)

Utilitarianism, Group Actions, and Coordination
Nous, May 1976, pp. 173-194

Intentional Behaviour and Social Science – A Reply to Mr.Daveny
Journal for the theory of Social Behaviour, October 1976

A Puzzle About Economic Justice in Rawls’ Theory
Social theory andPractice, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall 1976, pp. 1-28 (and a variant version:”Rawls on Equal Distribution of Wealth”, Philosophia, 1978)

Compatibilism Defended
Philosophical Studies (1977)

Morality and Starvation
In Aiken and H.LaFollette, World Hunger and Moral Obligation (Prentice-Hall, 1977), pp. 49-65

Animal Rights
Review Article on P. Singer, Animal Liberation, and T. Regan & P. Singer, eds., Animal Rights and Human Obligations – Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. VII, No. 1, March l977, pp. 161-178

Liberalism, Utilitarianism, and Fanaticism: R.M. Hare Defended
Ethics, 1978

Tinkering and Abortion
Dialogue, 1978

Future People and Us
R. I. Sikora and Brian Barry, eds., Obligations to Future Generations Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978 (Reprinted in A.R. Gini, David Ozar, and Patricia Werhane, Philosophical issues in Human Rights (Random House, 1985)

Rights and Utilitarianism
In Canadian Journal of Philosophy Supplementary Volume V, New Essays on Mill and Utilitarianism, ed. by K. Nielsen & R. Shiner, summer 1979, p. 137-160

Animal Rights Revisited
Animal Regulation Studies, No. 2, 1979/80; also in H. Miller and W. Williams, Ethics and Animals (Humana Press, 1983), pp. 45-60

Moral Philosophy: What it Is and Why it Matters
Canadian Nuclear Association, Proceedings of the Seminar on Moral and Ethical Issues Relating to Nuclear Energy Generation. Toronto, C.N.A., 1980. Reprinted in Wesley Cragg, Contemporary Moral Issues, Toronto: McGraw-Hill-Ryerson, 1983, pp. 474-487

Violence and War
Chapter in Tom Regan, ed., Matters of Life and Death (NY: Random House, 1980)

Morality and Marilyn: Philosophical Reflections on Tom Godwin’s “The Cold
In N. Smith and Fred Miller, Thought Probes (Prenctice-Hall, 1981)

Human Rights: Which, if Any, There Are
NOMOS XXIII, 1982 (Annual volume of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy)

Rawls and Utilitarianism
In H. Miller and W. Williams, The Limits of Utilitarianism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982), pp. 128-143

The Right to be Old and the Right to Have Young: Some Conundrums of Aging Populations
Tulane Studies in Philosophy, 1982

Marxism: Hollow at the Core
Free Inquiry, Spring 1983, pp. 29-35

Self-Ownership and the Ethics of Suicide
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Vol. l3, No. 3, Winter 1983, pp. 240-253; published separately as a hard-cover volume, Suicide and Ethics, ed. by M. Battin and R. Maris (NY: Human Sciences Press, 1983)

On the Survival of Humankind
In R. Elliott & A. Gare, eds., Environmental Philosophy (U. of Queensland Press (Australia) 1983, pp. 40-57

In Defense of Peace
In Jan Narveson, ed., Moral Issues, (Toronto & NY; Oxford University Press 1983)

On Dworkinian Equality, and Reply to Dworkin
Social Philosophy and Policy, Vol. I, No. l, Autumn 1983, pp. 1-23, 41-44

Negative and Positive Rights in Gewirth’s Reason and Morality
In E. Regis, Jr., Gewirth’s Ethical Rationalism, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984), pp. 96-107

Contractarian Ethics
In R. G. Frey, ed., Utility and Rights (University of Minnesota Press, 1984), pp. 161-174

Equality vs. Liberty: Advantage, Liberty
Social Philosophy and Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 1984, pp. 33-60

Full Employment: The Supreme Economic Priority
In Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy, Vol. VI (1984), pp 88-103

Reason in Ethics – Or Reason vs. Ethics?
In D. Copp & D. Zimmerman, eds., Morality, Reason and Truth (Rowman & Allenheld, 1985), pp. 228-250

Two Comments on Nuclear Peace
Peace and Change Vol. X, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter 1985, pp. 139-142

The How and Why of Universalizability
In Nelson Potter and M. Timmins, eds., Morality and Universality: Essays on Ethical Universalizability (Dordrecht, Holland: Reidel, 1985), pp. 3-44

Why Doves Should Love the Cruise
Policy Options (Toronto), Winter 1985; also in Concerned Philosophers for Peace, #12 (February 1985)

Getting on the Road to Peace: A Modest Proposal
Ethics, April l985 (special double volume on Nuclear War); also in M. Fox and L. Groarke, Nuclear War: Philosophical Perspectives (NY: Peter Lang, l985), and in Hardin, Mearsheimer, Dworkin, and Goodin, Nuclear Deterrence (U of Chicago, 1984)

Martians and Morals
In E. Regis, Jr., Extraterrestrials: Science and Alien Intelligence (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge, University Press, l985, pp. 245-266)

Positive/Negative: Why Bother?
Tulane Studies in Philosophy, Fall 1985

At Arms’ Length: Violence and Nuclear War
In Tom Regan, Matters of Life and Death, 2nd Edition (NY: Random House, 1986)

Against Animal Rights – Comment on Tom Regan’s “Honey Dribbles Down your Fur”.
Philip Hanson, ed., Environmental Ethics, Simon Fraser University. Institute for the Humanities Publications 1986

Moral Philosophy and Suicide
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 31 #2, March 1986, pp. 104-107

Professor Wilson on Socialism: A Defense of Capitalism
Past and Present March 1986

Safer Cruising
Reply Michael Howard on Jan Narveson’s defense of the Cruise Missile, Policy Options vol. 7, No. 3 – April, 1986

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Harmonious or Irreconcilable?
Journal of Social Philosophy; XVII.3 Fall, 1986

Is Discrimination Unjust?
Wil Waluchow & Deborah Poff, Business Ethics in Canada (Prentice-Hall, 1987; 2nd ed., 1991; 3rd ed., 1999)

Abortion and Infanticide: a Contractarian Defense of the Right to Abortion
and the Wrongness of Infanticide
Values and Moral Standing Bowling Green Studies in Philosophy (BGSU Phil.), No. VIII, 1986, ed. by Sumner, Callen, and Attig pp. 76-89

A Case Against Animal Rights
Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1986/7 – Washington, D.C., The Humane Society of the United States, 1986, pp 191-204

Unsubsidized Arts
Policy Options (October 1986 – vol. 7, #8, pp 16-21)

On Defense by Nuclear Deterrence
Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 12, 1986: Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Disarmament – David Copp, editor. pp. 195-211; also in Etyka (Cracow, Poland; tr. into Polish)

On Honouring our Parents
Southern Journal of Philosophy — vol. XXV, #1, Spring 1987

Have We a Right to Non-Discrimination?
Iin D. Poff and W. Waluchow, Business Ethics in Canada (Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall Canada, 1987, pp. 183-199)

Hobbesian Peace
Published in Conceptions de la Paix, ed. by Venant Cauchy (Šditions Montmorency, MontrÈal, 1987)

Liberalism and Public Education
In Interchange (published by OISE, Toronto) – March 1988 – vol. 19, #1, pp. 60-69

Theories of Justice and the Canadian Legal Process
In Anne Bayefsky, ed. Legal Theory meets Legal Practice (Edmonton, Alberta: Academic Printing and Publishing, 1988) pp. 39-52

Justifying a Morality
In D. Odegard, editor, Ethics and Justification (Edmonton, Alberta: Academic Printing & Publishing, 1988. (University of Guelph, read in May 1987) pp. 257-276

Is There a Problem about Applied Ethics?
In David M. Rosenthal and Fadlou Shehadi, Applied Ethics and Ethical theory (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1988), pp. 100-115

Helping Women and Leaving the Fetus to Shift for Itself
In Policy Options, vol. 9, No. 8, October 1988, pp. 19-21

McDonald & McDougal, Pride and Gain, and Justice: Comment on a Criticism of Gauthier
Dialogue XXVII, No. 3, Autumn 1988, pp. 503-506

Reason and Morality in the Age of Nuclear Deterrence
Analyse und Kritik (University of Frankfurt) December 1988, pp. 206-23 (in English)

The Justice of the Market
In J. W. Chapman and J. R. Pennock, eds., Markets and Justice (NOMOS XXXI: NY & London: New York University Press, 1989), pp. 250-276

How do we Come By Basic Rights?
In Guy LaFrance, ed., Ethique et droits fondamentaux – Ethics and Basic Rights (Ottawa: Les Presses de l’Universit¥d’Ottawa, 1989)

Reply to Ripstein
Comments on Arthur Ripstein’s critical notice of The Libertarian Idea (Dialogue, 1990)

On the Rationality of Revolutions
In Yeager Hudson and Creighton Peden, eds., Revolution, Violence, and Equality (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990)

Remarques sur les fondements de la morale (“Remarks on the Foundations of Morals”)
In Jocelyn Couture, ed., Èthique et rationalitÈ (Liege, Belgium: Mardaga, 1992)

Gauthier on Distributive Justice and the Natural Baseline
In Peter Vallentyne, ed., Contractarianism and Rational Choice (Cambridge University Press, 1991)

Collective Rights?
Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, vol. IV, No. 2, July 1991, pp. 329-345

Terrorism and Morality
In Raymond Frey and Chris Morris, eds., Violence, Terrorism, and Justice; Cambridge University Press, 1991

Force, Violence, and Law
In James B. Brady and Newton Garver, editors, Justice, Law, and violence (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991), pp. 149-169

Democracy and Economic Rights
In Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 9, No. 1 (1992), pp. 29-61

Moving from Punishment to Compensation
Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, vo. V, No. 1, January 1992, pp. 57-68

Is there a Problem about Overpopulation?
Guest editorial: Risk Abstracts, vol. 9, No. 1, March 1992, pp. 1-10

Shopping-mall Liberalism: A Reply to Legutko
Critical Review Winter, 1991, pp. 129-134

Herzogís Old-Time Religion – A Response
Critical Review 1992

A Comment on Filiceís Defense of Pacifism
Journal of Philosophical Research, Vol. XVII, 1991-2, pp. 477-485

Libertarianism, Christianity, and Other Religions
In Liberty Vol. 6, No. 2 – November 1992, pp. 59-61

Violence: War, Revolution, and Terrorism
Chapter Four in 3rd edition, Tom Regan, Matters of Life and Death (NY: Random House, 1993), pp. 121-159

Libertarianism vs. Postlibertarianism
Critical Review, vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 1992 (nominally; 1993, actually), pp. 45-82

Drugs and Responsibility
For S. Luper-Foy and Curtis Brown, Drugs, Morality and The Law (Garland Press, 1994)

Comment on Hajdin on Sanctions and Morals
Dialogue XXXII.3 (1993) pp. 761-765

Freedom of Speech and Expression: A Libertarian View
In W. J. Waluchow

Theories of Free Expression: Essays in Law and Philosophy,
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford U.P., 1994

Overpopulation and Reproductive Rights
Free Inquiry, March 1994

The Agreement to Keep Our Agreements: Hume, Prichard, and Searle
Philosophical Papers, South Africa; August 1994

Deserving Profits
In Mario Rizzo and Robin Cowan, editors Profits and Morality, (U. of Chicago Press, 1995)

Resources and Environmental Policy
In Philosophic Exchange (SUNY-Brockport), nos. 24-25, 1993-4, pp. 39-63. A slightly updated version is published by Western Michigan University, Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Vol. 8, No. 3, March 1995

Free Market Environmentalism
In Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 8, No. 2, 145-156, and ìResponse to Tony Smithî, 159-161; also in Stephen Satris, ed., Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues, fifth ed., Dushkin Pub. Group, 1995

Entries in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (1995): “Markets”, “Decision
Theory”, “Intersubjective”

Toward a Liberal Theory of Ideology – a Quasi-Marxian exploration
Reason Papers No. 20, Fall 1995, pp. 22-34

Entry on “Social Philosophy” for Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Robert Audi, ed.
Cambridge U.P., 1995

Jatin Nathwani and Jan Narveson – 3 Principles for Managing Risk in the Public Interest
Risk Analysis, December 1995

Entries in the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics on: ” Consumer Rights”, “Egoism and Altruism”, and “Stoicism” Published in 1998

Introduction to Eidos number on Contractarianism
XIII.1 – nominally dec. 1995, pp. 1-4. (Jan Narveson was guest editor of that issue)

Contracting for Liberty
For Liberty for the 21st Century, T. R. Machan and D. B. Rasmussen, eds. 1995

The Anarchistís Case
In For and Against the State (ed. by John T. Sanders and Jan Narveson), (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996)

Fair Hiring and Affirmative Action
In Wesley Cragg & Christine Koggel, eds., Contemporary Moral Issues (Toronto: McGraw-Hill-Ryerson, 4th ed., 1997, pp. 313-326)

Resources and Environmental Policy
In Eldon Soifer, ed., Ethical Issues (Broadview, 1996 – 2nd edition)

Justice as Pure Efficiency
ONLINE JOURNAL OF APPLIED ETHICS: http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~rob-lara/journalethics/

Liberalism and Religion
For Moral Musings (On-line journal of social and moral philosophy) [Aug 97]

Liberty, Equality, and Distributive Justice
In Equality, and Plurality ed. by Larry May, Christine Sistare, and Jonathan Schonsheck (University Press of Kansas, 1997), pp. 15-37

Classical vs. Modern Liberalism: Advantage, Classical
In Sirkku Hellsten, M. Kopperi, and O. Loukola, Taking the Liberal Challenge Seriously (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 1997) – a Festschrift for Timo Airaksinen

Alan Gewirth’s Foundationalism and the Well-Being State
Journal of Value Inquiry, vol. 31.4, December 1997, pp. 485-502

What Does the Educated Person Learn Now?
In Journal of Value Inquiry (vol. 32.1, 1998, pp. 26-38); also in in Values and Education, ed. by Thomas Magnell (Value Inquiry Book Series, #76), pp. 29-42

Libertarianism vs. Marxism: Reflections on G. A. Cohenís Self-Ownership,
Freedom and Equality
The Journal of Ethics, Vol. 2, #1, 1998, 1-26

Egalitarianism: Partial, Counterproductive, and Baseless
Ratio 1997; also in Andrew Mason, ed., Ideals of Equality (Blackwell, 1998), pp. 79-94

Who Owns Nature?
(Jan Narveson’s contribution(s) to a debate between him and Ned
Hettinger) The Ag Bioethics Forum, Iowa State University, Vol 10.1, June
1998, pp. 1-5 and 12-13

Compliance with the Law
In Garland Publishing, Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Law, Chris Gray, editor. (1998?)

In Reason papers No. 22, Fall 1997, pp. 109-119. See also “Addressing some Critics”,
pp. 109-116, a follow-up to “God”

Political Correctness Revisited
Study of Ethics in Society, Western Michigan University, vol. 11, No. 1, May 1998 (28 pp., independent pamphlet)

Discussion Note: “Ayn Rand as Moral and Political Philosopher”
Reason papers No. 22, Fall 1997, pp. 96-100

Entry on “Ethics” for Encyclopedia of Business Ethics

Entry on “Ethical Egoism
In new edition of Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (Macmillan – Louis Pojman, ed.) 1999

Globalism and The Obsolescence of the State: New Support for Old Doubts – in North American Society
for Social & Political Philosophy series, Social Philosophy Today (Edward Mellon Press, 1999)

Why Should America Care?
for University of Iowa Bioethics “Ag Forum”

Barnett on The Structure of Liberty
In The Good Society, vol. 8, #2, 1998, pp. 44-48

Liberalism and Religion: Reply to Ward and Pearce
Moral Musings: A Journal of Social and Political Philosophy, Volume 2, Issue 1, May, 1998

Gauthier and Libertarianism
Paper delivered at the Conference on Value Inquiry, April, 1999

Property Rights: Original Acquisition and Lockean Provisos
Public Affairs Quarterly vol. 13 #3, July 1999, pp. 205-227

Evolutionary Biology, Altruism, and Moral theory
Biology and Philosophy, 15 (1999) pp. 259—274

Sterba’s Program of Philosophical Reconciliation
In Journal of Social Philosophy (XXX.3, Winter 1999, pp. 401-410)

Foundations of Liberty: Contract Law Vs. Government Coercion
ISIL lecture, 2000

Is there a Duty to Die?
James Humber and Robert F. Almeder, eds., Is there a Duty to Die? (Biomedical Ethics Reviews Totawa, N.J.: Humana Press, 2000)

Libertarianism”, for Hugh laFollette, ed., The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory
Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2000

Definitions and Moral Issues
In Carlos Prado, ed., Assisted Suicide (Ottawa: ®. of Ottawa Press, 2000, pp. 29-42)

On Economic Rent: Michael Jordan, the Reichmann Brothers, and Jim Smith, Day-Laborer: Whom do we get to Tax, and Why?
Reason Papers, #25, Fall 2000, 29-54

In the Encyclopedia of Ethics (Larry Becker, ed.) 2001?

Liberal/Conservative: The Real Controversy
J ournal of Value Inquiry, 2000, special issue on Liberalism, guest-edited by Jan Narveson and Susan Dimock vol. 34 nos. 2-3 (Sept. 2000), pp.167-188. Guest editor’s introduction, with Susan Dimock, for the above issue on Liberalism, Journal of Value Inquiry

Liberalism: New Essays on Liberal Themes
(Dordrecht, NL: Kluwer, 2000, ed. by Jan Narveson and Susan Dimock

Foreword to Raymond Belliotti’s What is the Meaning of Life?
Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001

Communication and Human Good: the 20th Century’s Main Achievement
Social Philosophy Today vol. 19, 2001

The Case Against Sterba’s Leap from Liberty to Welfare
Iin Louis P. Pojman, Editor, Political Philosophy: Modern and Contemporary Readings, 2001

The Justification of Private Property by First-Comers
Against Politics website, 2001

Libertarianism and Property Rights
Against Politics website, 2001

Is Government a Mistake? Exploring the Anarchist Option
ISIL Conference, 2001

The Trouble with Theological Terrorism
Libertarian International, February 21, 2002

Liberty and Equality – A Question of Balance?
Liberty and Equality, Tibor Machan (ed), Hoover Institute, 2002

Pacifism, Ideology, and the Human Right of Self-Defense
Journal of Human Rights, Volume 1, Number 1- March 2002

World’s Shortest Canadian Article on Health Care: The Right [that is, the only rational) Way to “Run” a Medical System
Ontario Libertarian Party, 2002

The World’s Poor: How to Go Forward by Not Going Backward. Breaking the Bonds of Poverty in Latin America
ISIL Conference, July, 2002

The Case Against Geoism
Anti-State.Com, July 16, 2002

Pure Libertarianism
Anti-State.com, July 19, 2002

“Karrey and Calley: Is there a Moral Difference?” in International Journal of Applied Ethics, 16:2 (Fall 2002)

The Invisible Hand,  Journal of Business Ethics, vol.46, n.3, 2003, 201-212.

The Libertarian Idea
Lew Rockwell.com, January 23, 2003

Minarchism (pdf format)
Etica & Politica, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2003

Political Platonism, Liberalism, and Democracy  Journal of Social Philosophy XXXIV, No. 1, Spring 2003, pp. 153-168

On the Moral Justification of Capitalism
ISIL Conference, July, 2003

“We don’t Owe Them a Thing!” in Monist, July 2003,vol. 86.3, 419-433    reprinted in: Global Justice ed by Christian Barry and Holly Lawford-Smith (Ashgate 2012), pp 23-36

Two Scholarly Ideas for Peace in the Middle East”  in CPP Newsletter, vol. 23, nos. 1-2, spring-Fall 2003., p. 1 & 17

Globalization and Labor Markets
ISIL Conference, July 2004

Present Payments, Past Wrongs: Correcting Impressions from Nozick on Restitution
Ludwig von Mises Institute Working Paper, March 21, 2005

A More Precise Liberal Criterion for Justifying Government (or audio)
Lecture given at the Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, May 31, 2005

“Social Contract: The Last Word in Moral Theories,” Rationality, Markets and Morals, Frankfurt School Verlag, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, vol. 4(72), September, 2013

Democracy: is it both possible and desirable? Belgrade Philosophical Annual, 2014, pp 71-83

Equality, Universality, and Impartiality— How They Work and Why They Matter  Ch. VI in Uwe Steinhoff, ed., Do All Persons Have Equal Moral Worth? Oxford University Press, 2014

Society and the Inherent/Instrumental Value Distinction, in John Abbarno, ed.,   Journal of Value Inquiry University Press of America, 2014 (written in 1999)

Sterba on Liberty and Welfarism  Analyse und Kritik, February 2014

Humanism and Democracy, Humanist Perspectives,  Summer 2015

Resolving the Debate on Libertarianism and Abortion, Libertarian Papers,  Vol. 8, No. 2, 2016,  278-283

“Contractarianism” – in Arguments for Liberty ed. by Aaron >Ross Powell and Grant Babcock. Cato, 2016

Social Contract: The Only Game in Town – Dialogue,Volume 55, Issue 4 (December 2016 , pp. 695-711)

The Question of Global Population. Journal of Practical Ethics, 2017 (on-line)

Terrorism’s Apologia, and the Relevance of Philosophical Analysis – in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine   Spring 2017  vol. 16 no 2 pp. 14-16

Population and Having Children Now – Journal of Practical Ethics vol. 5, issue 2, 2017

Libertarianism and the Refugees Problem, in: Symposium on refugees, libertarianism, and welfare rights, International Journal of Applied Philosophy: Volume 31, Issue: 1, 2017

“Hobbes and the Welfare State,” chapter 11 in Shane Courtland,  Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy, 2017  215-228.

Pacifism: Does it Make Moral Sense? in Andrew Fiala, ed.,The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence, 2018

Would-Be Farmer John and the Welfare State: A Response to Blincoe,  Libertarian Papers, Volume 10, 2018

A Short Note on Inequality – Independent Review  v. 23 n. 1 Summer 2018 ISSN 1086-53, pp. 1-4

Bhandary on Liberal Care Provision, Journal of Philosophical Research, Volume 43, 2018, Pages 145-152

Liberty vs. Welfare Rights: Continued,  Molinari Review 1, No. 2 (Autumn 2019): 9-21

“Wealth should not be redistributed”  – in Problems in Philosophy: An Introduction to the Major Debates on Knowledge, Reality, Values and Government (‘the Volume’) Edited by Steven B. Cowan, 2020

Online publications and undated publications

Natural Theology?

Why Libertarians should be Pro-Choice regarding Abortion


An Interview with Jan Narveson
In Cogito vol. 12, #2, 1998, pp. 93-102

The Fox Guarding the Chicken Coop: An Interview with Jan Narveson
The Laissez Faire City Times, Vol 3, No 34, August 30, 1999

Interview: Jan Narveson (pdf)
Peter Jaworski, July 13, 2004


Critical Notice of G. J. Wanock, The Object of Morality Mind
April, 1972, vol 81, no. 322, pp. 288-297

Critical Notice of Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia Dialogue
1977, pp. 298-328

Animal Rights – Review Article on Peter Singer, Animal Liberation, and T.
Regan & P. Singer, eds., Animal Rights and Human Obligations
Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. VII, No. 1, March 1977, pp. 161-178

Critical Notice of R. P. Wolf’s Understanding Rawls Social Theory and
Practice, 1978, pp. 483-505

Morality and Nonviolence – Critical Notice of Raghavan Iyer
The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi Philosophia, vol. 8, nos. 2-3, Nov. 1978, pp. 447-459

Critical Notice of C.B. Daniels, The Evaluation of Ethical Theories
Dialogue, June 1980Critical Notice of John Finnis, Natural Law and Natural Rights
Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice Windsor, Ont,: University of Windsor
Faculty of Law, 1981, pp. 333-340

Critical Notice: Alan Gewirth,s Reason and Morality – A Study in the
Hazards of Universalizability in Ethics
Dialogue, XIX, No. 4, December 1980, pp. 651-674

Critical Notice of Richmond Campbell, Self-Love and Self-Respect
Dialogue XXI.3, September l982, pp. 531-544

Morals and Marx – Critical Notice of K. Nielsen and S. Patten, eds., Marx
and Morality
Dialogue, Sept. l983, pp. 523-533

Reason, Value, and Desire – Critical Notice of E. J. Bond, Reason and
Dialogue, XXIII.2, June 1984, pp. pp. 327-335

On a Case for Animal Rights (Critical Notice of Tom Regan’s The Case for
Animal Rights)
The Monist, 70.1, Jan l987, pp. 31-49

Critical Notice: Michael Sandel, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice
CJP, 17.1, March 87, 227-234

Reflections on Moral Relativity – Critical Notice of David Wong, Moral
For Canadian Journal of Philosophy (vol. 17 #1, March 1987, pp. 235-257)

Critical Notice of Jeremy Waldron, The Right to Private Property
Dialogue, 1990

John Stuart Mill as Philosopher – Critical Notice of John Skorupski, John
Stuart Mill
Dialogue XXII.2, Spring 1993, pp. 315-328

Libertarianism vs. Marxism: Reflections on G. A. Cohenís Self-Ownership,
Freedom and Equality
The Journal of Ethics, Vol. 2, #1, 1998, 1-26

Why Freedom? Tibor Machan and Jan Narveson on Contractarianism
The Independent Policy Forum, Transcript, March 31, 1999

Book Review: The Ethics of the New Economy: Edited by Leo Groarke
University of Toronto Quarterly – Volume 69, Number 1, Winter 1999/2000

Book Review: Problems of Market Liberalism:Edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Jeffrey Paul
The Independent Review, Volume 4, Number 3, Winter 2000


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Aufklarung und Kritik, 2003

Die Kontraktualistische Theorie der Moral: Was Sie schon immer darüber wissen wollten (pdf)
Aufklarung und Kritik, 2003

Libertarianismus. Eine Philosophische Einführung (pdf)
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