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The ethics of liberty

Author: Murray N Rothbard
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This updated edition of a classic defense of libertarianism includes a new introduction.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray N Rothbard
ISBN: 9780814775592 0814775594
OCLC Number: 263630051
Notes: Originally published: Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, 1982. With new introd.
Description: xlix, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Natural law and reason --
Natural law as "science" --
Natural law versus positive law --
Natural law and natural rights --
The task of political philosophy --
A Crusoe social philosophy --
Interpersonal relations : voluntary exchange --
Interpersonal relations : ownership and aggression --
Property and criminality --
The problem of land theft --
Land monopoly, past and present --
Self-defense --
Punishment and proportionality --
Children and rights --
"Human rights" as property rights --
Knowledge, true and false --
Bribery --
The boycott --
Property rights and the theory of contracts --
Lifeboat situations --
The "rights" of animals --
The nature of the state --
The inner contradictions of the state --
The moral status of relations to the state --
On relations between states --
Utilitarian free-market economics --
Isaiah Berlin on negative freedom --
F.A. Hayek and the concept of coercion --
Robert Nozick and the immaculate conception of the state --
Toward a theory of strategy for liberty.
Responsibility: Murray N. Rothbard ; with a new introduction by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

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