Students For Liberty leaders have organized countless Virtual Reading Groups where a handful of students meet online every week for a discussion of pre-assigned readings, facilitated by an expert in the field. Dozens and dozens of students around the globe have benefitted from these collaborative explorations into important literature. Now, more than ever, these open and tolerant spaces of discourse are needed for students to dive deep into the weeds and come out on the other side having reaped mutual intelectual rewards.
Libertarian conclusions can be arrived at using different arguments (natural rights, utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics, etc). In this Virtual Reading Group, we will read and discuss some of these diverse arguments from the compilation Arguments for Liberty (published by libertarianism.org). In exploring these diverse arguments, we will discuss the relative merits and flaws of each to get a clearer picture for ourselves of which we find most persuasive.