The Ethics of Liberty / Edition 1

The Ethics of Liberty / Edition 1

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by Murray N. Rothbard

This updated edition of a classic defense of libertarianism includes a new introduction.See more details below


This updated edition of a classic defense of libertarianism includes a new introduction.

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New York University Press
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New Edition
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5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction: Natural Law
1Natural Law and Reason3
2Natural Law as "Science"9
3Natural Law versus Positive Law17
4Natural Law and Natural Rights21
5The Task of Political Philosophy25
Pt. IIA Theory of Liberty
6A Crusoe Social Philosophy29
7Interpersonal Relations: Voluntary Exchange35
8Interpersonal Relations: Ownership and Aggression45
9Property and Criminality51
10The Problem of Land Theft63
11Land Monopoly, Past and Present69
13Punishment and Proportionality85
14Children and Rights97
15"Human Rights" As Property Rights113
16Knowledge, True and False121
18The Boycott131
19Property Rights and the Theory of Contracts133
20Lifeboat Situations149
21The "Rights" of Animals155
Pt. IIIThe State Versus Liberty
22The Nature of the State161
23The Inner Contradictions of the State175
24The Moral Status of Relations to the State183
25On Relations Between States189
Pt. IVModern Alternative Theories of Liberty
26Utilitarian Free-Market Economics201
AIntroduction: Utilitarian Social Philosophy201
BThe Unanimity and Compensation Principles203
CLudwig von Mises and "Value-Free" Laissez Faire206
27Isaiah Berlin on Negative Freedom215
28F.A. Hayek and The Concept of Coercion219
29Robert Nozick and the Immaculate Conception of the State231
Pt. VToward a Theory of Strategy for Liberty
30Toward a Theory of Strategy for Liberty257

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