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Do slaves have "self-ownership"?
I'd like to extend on my criticism of Hoppe's argumentation ethics by concretizing the point about the difference between "self-ownership" as it is used ontologically and "self-ownership" as it is used ethically. I realize...
More On The Problems Of A Thin Libertarianism
A number of years ago, Walter Block wrote this article , in which he claims, "libertarianism is a theory concerned with the justified use of aggression, or violence, based on property rights, not morality". I find this claim to be incredibly...
Revising Self-ownership
In various articles in the past I have made a monist objection to a dualistic concept of self-ownership due to the problems that an absolute mind/body dichotomy leads to. To summarize the problem: who exactly is it that is doing the owning? If I own it...
Is self-ownership a misnomer?
If something is owned, then by definition there is something external to it that is doing the owning. Likewise, something that is owned is by definition something external to the agent that owns it. Taking this very basic point into account, does it really...
Anarchism and Democracy
As I have argued before, democracy in the sense of majoritarianism or a political system of phony oligarchal representation inherently violates liberty. I have also tried to emphasize that all states are inherently exclusive and out of the control of...
What Is Democracy? Part One: Democracy Is Slavery
This is part one in a three part series: democracy is slavery, democracy is impossible and democracy is liberty. Democracy Is Slavery By the phrase "democracy is slavery", I refer to the tyranny that inevitably arises from the principles of...
Liberty as a Lack of Unchosen Positive Obligations
And a lack of a gaurantee of survival and flourishing There are two fundamental ways in which liberty and rights can be defined. One definition of liberty is the freedom to use one's faculties in order to persue one's rational self-interest without...