Shayne Wissler
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek proverb


08 May 2017

I’ve written two books: For Individual Rights (FIR), originally published July 2010, and REASON and LIBERTY (R&L), originally published July 2013.

R&L is more philosophically rigorous, covering fundamental matters such as “metaphilosophy”, the nature of reason, metaethics, the intimate relations of reason and liberty, and a brief philosophy of institutions. FIR is squarely focused on political philosophy.

Some people seem to prefer FIR, while others prefer R&L (I myself prefer R&L). If your interest lies mainly in ultimate justifications of things (i.e., if you tend to be quite philosophical), then I would suggest starting with R&L. If it lies mainly in characterizing what liberty means, then start with FIR.

REASON and LIBERTY published here

REASON and LIBERTY at Leanpub

REASON and LIBERTY at Amazon

For Individual Rights published here

For Individual Rights at Amazon