Government 1B: Lesson 4 – Natural Rights Theories: Argumentation Ethics

Reading: Hans-Hermann Hoppe, “From the Economics of Laissez-Faire to the Ethics of Libertarianism,” pp. 313-330 of The Economics and Ethics of Private Property. (I am having you start in the middle of the essay, since that’s where Hoppe begins discussing argumentation ethics.) For a sense of the controversy generated by Hoppe’s argument, you might look at “Four Critical Replies” in the same book.