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  • A Socio-biological perspective on politics and classical libertarian thought.

    Hey everyone, so this is my first post. i've written my ideas in essay form because other people are likely to read it and i don't like changing the introduction around. hope you enjoy and try at answering my questions. although i think the likely hood is that you will disagree with at least...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Cyther Lynx on Fri, Oct 8 2010
  • Should a Starving Man Steal Bread?

    One of the more famous scenarios posed in discussions of morality and ethics is whether a man is morally(ethically) justified is stealing a loaf of bread from a merchant to feed his starving family. There's a collection of strong viewpoints from each pole and a large group in the middle who see both...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Gregory on Mon, Apr 19 2010
  • Proving that moral facts exist.

    Can anyone here prove that moral facts exist? If so, please do.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Riaz on Fri, Mar 26 2010
  • Re: What do you think of business ethics?

    Some thoughts on business and ethics: Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Ethics is concerned with "doing the right thing" but... Moral standards differ between individuals depending upon their upbringing, traditions, religion, social and economic situations...
    Posted to General (Forum) by crespin79 on Mon, Feb 8 2010
  • Morality of accepting government handouts

    I've re-read Walter Block's paper on libertarian punishment theory and I believe he gave a talk which I don't recall what it was called but it's somewhere in the archive, so I am basing my question around the discussion there. Block's approach to the sort of ethics of liberty - specifically...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by champthom on Tue, Feb 2 2010
  • Limits of self-defense

    Rothbard believed that there should be a proportionality between punishment and crime. This is based, I guess, on the idea that there must be equality between the offender and the offended. That is, if the offender was allowed to get off without punishment, that inequality would amount to injustice....
    Posted to General (Forum) by William Green on Sun, Dec 13 2009
  • Re: The strange appeal of socialism. Why?

    [quote user="liberty student"] [quote user="William Green"]The rational part can overcome the animal, but it doesn't often do so.[/quote] All human action is rational . [quote user="William Green"]It seems clear that most of humanity is typically governed by the "animal"...
    Posted to General (Forum) by William Green on Thu, Nov 12 2009
  • The strange appeal of socialism. Why?

    If you have read Lew Rockwell's article today , you may be discouraged as I am. It raises a question I have been wrestiling with. I will try to put it into words: If freedom is the path to greater human fulfillment (and I believe it is), and if people naturally seek higher satisfaction (fulfillment...
    Posted to General (Forum) by William Green on Thu, Nov 12 2009
  • Virtue Ethics

    Upon examination, I have recently found that virtue ethics has had a greater and greater appeal to me. As I understand philosophy, ethics is a subgroup of axiology, the study of values (good and bad). Thus, ethics is ultimately the study of objectively good and bad actions. Unfortunately, the ethical...
    Posted to General (Forum) by krazy kaju on Tue, Nov 10 2009
  • Wildlife in a free society

    I am trying to understand the status of wilderness wildlife in a free society from a natural rights perspective. In particular, I am interested in what could have prevented someone from slaughtering all of the buffalo on the great plains for simple sport (I understand that the actual events were more...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by William Green on Wed, Oct 14 2009
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