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By Thomas A. Blackson

Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers provides a finished creation to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that constructed in old Greece from 585 BC to 529 advert.

• presents insurance of the Presocratics during the Hellenistic philosophers
• strikes past conventional textbooks that finish with Aristotle
• A uniquely balanced association of exposition, selection excerpts and remark, proficient through school room feedback
• Contextual remark lines the advance of traces of inspiration in the course of the interval, perfect for college students new to the discipline
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The exact cutoff point , however, is difficult to define, since all governments are illegitimate to some extent, because they do not do just what every citizen wants and nothing else. " Kant would conclude that if the universal practice of 26 The Philosophy of Taxation and Public Finance some act results in something bad, then the act is unethical. If nothing bad results from the universal practice of the act, then it is not unethical. The weakness of this line of reasoning is highlighted when applied to the quest ion of tax evasion.

See Walter Block , "The Justification for Taxation in the Economics Literature," in Robert W. McGee, editor, The Ethics of Tax Evasion ~Dumont Institute, 1998), 36-88. , at 6-12. R. Seligman, Essays in Taxation 406 (1931). 6 One might argue that one has the right to drive (or to walk, or to speak) without first obtaining a government license . But we will not go into that here. 7 One might argue that individuals have a right to operate a business with or without the government's permission, and that a government that interferes with the conduct of personal affairs such as operating a business violates the owner's rights, since regulating private conduct is not a legitimate function of government.

12 The cost of regulation is not insubstantial. Various estimates have placed the annual cost of regulation in the UA at hundreds of billions of dollars. Robert Genetski, The True Cost of Government, Wall Street Journal, February 19, 1992, at A14, col. 3; Thomas D. Hopk ins, Cost of Regulation, A Rochester Institute of Technology Public Policy Working Paper, December, 1991; Ronald Utt, The Growing Regulatory Burden: At What Cost To America, The Institute for Policy Innovation, Policy Report No.

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