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Can you be philosophically libertarian?

Is there a name for being philosophically libertarian? What I mean is, I treat my decisions and values with a libertarian philosophy (people should be able to do as they wish) but I know a libertarian/anarchy system would never work, so I have other political views. Is their a name for being philosophically libertarian but not actually supporting a libertarian government/lack of government? Pearberr, slightly off topic, but could a Libertarian government actually work? I know I'd like it to, but the problem is people will always be willing to kill and hurt others, as much as I dislike them we do need some laws, no?

Asked By: T¬R - 9/4/2010
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The main name that you could put on libertarian philosophy, from my experience, studies and thoughts, is objectivism... More
Answered By: Pearberr - 9/4/2010
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Humanism is kind of libertarian; it has a view of all philosophy as a kind of liberal studies of humanoid being. But Humanists might be ethical... More
Answered By: drypress - 9/4/2010
 
Yes,I agree... More
Answered By: Mahdavi - 9/4/2010
 
I share the same idea as you. I am for liberty, but have conflicts with some of the creed, even the matter you mentioned. I would call it what you have or, individual libertarianism.
Answered By: Josh Alfred - 9/4/2010
 
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