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David Schweickart, Hack or Liar?

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Via Facebook, I learned that a philosopher at Loyola Chicago plans to give a talk about me on April 12. Here’s the description: The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies is pleased to welcome Professor David Schweickart (Loyola University Chicago) for a Spring Applied Philosophy Lyceum, “Against Democracy??: Libertarianism, Climate Change Denial, Democracy (In Chains).” In 2016, Jason Brennen [sic], a prominent libertarian philosopher, published a provocative book entitled Against Democracy. Schweickart will engage with Brennen [sic], arguing that there is a crucial connection between libertarianism and climate-change denialism which has serious political implications for the future of our species. Huh.And here’s my 2018 book with Oxford University Press, where I

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Via Facebook, I learned that a philosopher at Loyola Chicago plans to give a talk about me on April 12. Here’s the description:

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies is pleased to welcome Professor David Schweickart (Loyola University Chicago) for a Spring Applied Philosophy Lyceum, “Against Democracy??: Libertarianism, Climate Change Denial, Democracy (In Chains).”

In 2016, Jason Brennen [sic], a prominent libertarian philosopher, published a provocative book entitled Against Democracy. Schweickart will engage with Brennen [sic], arguing that there is a crucial connection between libertarianism and climate-change denialism which has serious political implications for the future of our species.

Huh.

And here’s my 2018 book with Oxford University Press, where I have an entire chapter about how climate change is a very serious problem, which goes on to discussing (using Nobel Laureate Nordhaus’s analysis, among others’) how to deal with the trade-off between alleviating poverty through growth and stopping climate change.

Jason Brennan
Jason Brennan (Ph.D., 2007, University of Arizona) is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business, and by courtesy, Associate Professor of Philosophy, at Georgetown University, and formerly Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Research, at Brown University. He specializes in political philosophy and applied ethics.

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