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self-ownership theory and non-aggression principle

Debunking the argument for self-ownership

On Lockean Self-Ownership and the New Mutualist Manifesto

source: also see: this post Well, for most libertarians, Self-ownership is most unshakeable fundamental conviction: In The Ethics of Liberty, Murray Rothbard argues that "100 percent self-ownership" is the only principle compatible with a moral code that applies to every person - a...

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Non-aggression Is Not An Axiom

source The non-aggression principle [NAP] is not an axiom. By the term "axiom" I more or less mean something that is self-evident and irreducible, a stand-alone principle that functions as an obvious starting point from which everything else springs. This...

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Who Owns You?

Edward Britton source Underlying every aspect of human interaction is a simple, single question: who owns you? Everything you've ever been told or taught about religion, sociology and political science attempts to answer that question.  Religion says "God (as perceived by...

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Why I Reject Self-ownership Redux

Brainpolice source I've already written and made numerous videos on this, but I don't think I've put all of the objections together in one place. There are three major reasons that have lead me to reject the concept of "self-ownership",...

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Putting The NAP In Its Proper Context

brainpolice source I contend that the non-aggression principle is not a contextless axoim and it requires a specific definition of the difference between genuine self-defense and the initiation of violence. There is a grave problem that thin libertarianism and plumb-line...

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Why I am not specifically a voluntaryist

Mike Gogulski source Maybe it’s nothing more than a definitional quibble, but… Carl Watner, who has operated voluntyarist.com for long years, provides a definition of what a voluntaryist is, front and center: Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political, non-violent strategies to achieve a...

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Absolutist Propertarianism Dissolves All Rights

brainpolice source In a strict propertarian view, all rights are property rights (and likely to be treated as commodities-in-themselves). In my view, property rights are an extension of (and inherently constrained by) a more general right of personal sovereignty. A...

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Molyneux Criticisms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YqghKRF9564 http://www.fdrliberated.com/ http://libertarian-left.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Molyneux%20Project http://liberatingminds.forumotion.com/forum http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4A6B1FC073800C4C   Review of Laughingman's Debate With Stefbot brainpolice Stefan Molyneux recently had a debate with my friend John (laughingman0X) on youtube, which was video recorded using oovoo and consequently put up on Stefbot's channel on...

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Universality Isn’t Enough (And Sometimes Too Rigid?)

brainpolice source Universality Isn't Enough Some of the common arguments for libertarianism are essentially elimative arguments from universality. For example, in "For A New Liberty", Murray Rothbard rules out what he considers to be the two alternatives to "self-ownership", I.E....

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Self-Ownership is Bad Logic, Not Just Bad Grammar

"Self-ownership" is a ubiquitous buzzword in libertarian discourse because it’s often used as a platform, along with The Non-Aggression Principle, for property rights. It's a conundrum of modern libertarianism because it’s impossible, and it can be used to ill ends...

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