“Estoppel: A New Justification for Individual Rights,” Reason Papers No. 17 (Fall 1992), p. 61–74 [PDF]. This is my first scholarly journal publication.
The arguments in this article were expanded upon in a pair of later articles: “Punishment and Proportionality: The Estoppel Approach,” J. Libertarian Stud. 12, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 51–73, and “A Libertarian Theory of Punishment and Rights,” Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 30, no. 2 (Jan. 1997): 607–45. Chapter 5 in my book Legal Foundations of a Free Society (Houston, Texas: Papinian Press, 2023) (LFFS) is based on these two articles.
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- audio version at KOL042
- The Genesis of Estoppel: My Libertarian Rights Theory (Mar. 22, 2016)
- Defending Argumentation Ethics: Reply to Murphy & Callahan, Anti-state.com (Sept. 19, 2002) (chapter 7 of LFFS)
- “New Rationalist Directions in Libertarian Rights Theory,”J. Libertarian Stud. 12:2 (Fall 1996): 313–26, later updated and published as “Dialogical Arguments for Libertarian Rights,” in The Dialectics of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2019); the latter is further updated as chapter 6 in LFFS.