The Tom Woods Show

Professor Gerard Casey takes us on a whirlwind tour of political thought, including both the bad guys and the good guys, from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

Topics Discussed

  • Jean Bodin, Thomas Hobbes, and the notion of sovereignty
  • Johannes Althusius: the crucial thinker no one has heard of
  • The Levellers and natural rights
  • John Locke, self-ownership, and private property
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the “general will”
  • and more

Course Discussed

The History of Political Thought, Part II

About the Guest

Gerard Casey is a professor of philosophy at University College, Dublin, and a faculty member at Tom’s Liberty Classroom.

Guest’s Recent Book

Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State

Book Mentioned

Anarchy, State, and Utopia, by Robert Nozick

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