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The ethics of liberty

Author: Murray N Rothbard
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his new introduction to this current edition of this classic in the field originally published in 1982, Hoppe (economics, U. of Nevada, Las Vegas--as was the late author) extols Rothbard's marriage of the "value-free" science of economics with the normative enterprise of ethics and their offspring: libertarianism. Discussion areas are: natural law, a theory of liberty, the state vs. liberty, modern alternative  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray N Rothbard
ISBN: 0814775063 9780814775066 0814775594 9780814775592
OCLC Number: 38249400
Notes: Originally published: Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, 1982. With new introd.
Description: xlix, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction: Natural law --
1. Natural law and reason --
2. Natural law as "science" --
3. Natural law versus positive law --
4. Natural law and natural rights --
5. The task of political philosophy --
Part II. A theory of liberty --
6. A Crusoe social philosophy --
7. Interpersonal relations: Voluntary exchange --
8. Interpersonal relations: Ownership and aggression --
9. Property and criminality --
10. The problem of land theft --
11. Land monopoly, past and present --
12. Self-defense --
13. Punishment and proportionality --
14. Children and rights --
15. "Human rights" as property rights --
16. Knowledge, true and false --
17. Bribery --
18. The boycott --
19. Property rights and the theory of contracts --
20. Lifeboat situations --
21. The "rights" of animals --
Part III. The state versus liberty --
22. The nature of the state --
23. The inner contradictions of the state --
24. The moral status of relations to the state --
25. On relations between states --
Part IV. Modern alternative theories of liberty --
26. Utilitarian free-market economies --
A. Introduction: Utilitarian social philosophy --
B. The unanimity and compensation principles --
C. Ludwig von Mises and "value-free" laissez faire --
27. Isaiah Berlin on negative freedom --
28. F.A. Hayek and the concept of coercion --
29. Robert Nozick and the immaculate conception of the state --
Part V. Toward a theory of strategy for liberty --
30. Toward a theory of strategy for liberty.
Responsibility: Murray N. Rothbard ; with a new introduction by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.
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