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The Oft-Ignored Mr. Turton: The Role of District Collector in A Passage to India

12/23/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India presents Brahman Hindu jurisprudence as an alternative to British rule of law, a utilitarian jurisprudence that hinges on mercantilism, central planning, and imperialism. Building on John Hasnas’s critiques of rule of law and Murray Rothbard’s critiques...
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Backing the Founders: The Case for Unalienable Individual Rights

12/17/2010Libertarian Papers
In this discussion I want to briefly reflect upon remarks from the Declaration of Independence.
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Milton Friedman on Intolerance: A Critique

12/09/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Milton Friedman had long declared himself a small “l” libertarian (to distinguish himself from members of the Libertarian Party). But, libertarianism is based on the twin pillars of the non aggression axiom and private property predicated on homesteading and peaceful exchange. Friedman...
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Cause No Conflict

11/20/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: If property is defined as something over which an individual should have exclusive control, then the traditional notion of property must be abandoned. Specifically, the idea that a physical object is someone’s property fails to meet the definition given. This paper examines why an...
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Mises's Defense of Liberty: A Critique

11/18/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: What this paper attempts to demonstrate is that, in his treatise Liberalism , Mises’s defense of liberty is incomplete because his reasoning in favor of liberty for all is–not of a moral, but–exclusively of an economic kind. Without a moral justification, Mises’s defense–once the aim of...
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Discussion Note: Contemporary Philosophy Versus the Free Society

11/16/2010Libertarian Papers
Some would have it that we can have a philosophy of freedom without, well, a philosophy.
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Rejoinder to Block’s Defense of Evictionism

11/15/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: The present paper is an attempt to show that Walter Block’s defense of the ostensibly libertarian character of evictionism against my original criticisms is unsuccessful, thought certainly informative and thought-provoking. In my exploration of Block’s counter-criticisms, I focus in...
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Objections to the Libertarian Stem Cell Compromise

11/14/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: In Block (2010) I offered a compromise between the pro choice position that fervently supports stem cell research, and the pro life philosophy which bitterly opposes it. The compromise was a contest: allow would be researchers to create as many fertilized eggs as they wished. But, also,...
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Self-Ownership, World-Ownership, and Initial Acquisition

11/14/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: G.A. Cohen was perhaps libertarianism’s most formidable critic. In Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality he levels several strong criticisms against Robert Nozick’s theory put forth in Anarchy, State, and Utopia . In this paper, I counter several of Cohen’s criticisms. The debate operates...
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Human Nature, Flourishing, and Happiness: Toward a Synthesis of Aristotelianism, Austrian Economics, Positive Psychology, and Ayn Rand’s Objectivism

11/14/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: This article presents a skeleton of a potential paradigm of human flourishing and happiness in a free society. It is an exploratory attempt to construct an understanding from various disciplines and to integrate them into a clear, consistent, coherent, and systematic whole. Holding that...
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