Michael Huemer - Anarchy, Capitalism, and Progress
Transcript + YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify | The Problem of Political Authority, Knowledge, Reality, and Value
Michael Huemer is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. He is the author of more than sixty academic articles in epistemology, ethics, metaethics, metaphysics, and political philosophy, as well as eight amazing books.
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(0:00:00) - Intro
(0:01:07) - The Problem of Political Authority
(0:03:25) - Common sense ethics
(0:09:39) - Stockholm syndrome and the charisma of power
(0:18:14) - Moral progress
(0:26:55) - Growth of libertarian ideas
(0:33:37) - Does anarchy increase violence?
(0:44:37) - Transitioning to anarchy
(0:47:20) - Is Huemer attacking our society?!
(0:51:40) - Huemer's writing process
(0:53:18) - Is it okay to work for the government
(0:56:39) - Burkean argument against anarchy
(1:02:07) - The case for tyranny
(1:11:58) - Underrated/overrated
(1:25:55) - Huemer production function
(1:30:41) - Favorite books
(1:33:04) - Advice for young people