Nineteenth century English philosopher and Member of Parliament


Auberon Herbert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Auberon Herbert (1838-1906) was a writer, theorist, philosopher, and member of the British parliament. He promoted a libertarian philosophy and took the ideas of Herbert Spencer a stage further by advocating voluntary-funded "government" that only uses force only in defense of individual liberty and property. He is known as the originator of Voluntaryism. ..."


18 Jun 1838, in United Kingdom


5 Nov 1906, in United Kingdom


Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order, by Wendy McElroy, Literature of Liberty, 1981
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
"Auberon Herbert's Free Life (1890–1901) ... was perhaps the most prominent British libertarian periodicals. ... Tucker wrote: 'In a letter to me, written when he was contemplating the establishment of The Free Life, Mr. Herbert proposed that, in case of any friendly discussion between his journal and mine, each should reprint all that the other might say. Mr. Herbert will observe that I have been prompt to act upon his suggestion, and I have no doubt that he will reciprocate...' The 'friendly discussion' referred to involved anarchism, which Herbert rejected."