Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 181.
I discussed argumentation ethics with Tom Woods on his show today:
Stephan Kinsella discusses the argumentation ethics of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, who argues that only libertarian norms can be argumentatively.
Tom cleverly chose as the title for the episode a provocative one reminiscent of the bold title of Hoppe’s Liberty article, “The Ultimate Justification of the Private Property Ethic” (September 1988).
I’ve discussed it several times in the past in audio and text. See, e.g.:
- “Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide” (2011) (Audio)
- “New Rationalist Directions in Libertarian Rights Theory“
- KOL155 | “The Social Theory of Hoppe: Lecture 3: Libertarian Rights and Argumentation Ethics”
- “Argumentation Ethics, Estoppel, and Libertarian Rights: Adam Smith Forum, Moscow”
- “Argumentation Ethics, Estoppel, and Libertarian Rights: Transcript”
- “Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society: Lecture 1: Libertarian Basics: Rights and Law”
- “Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society: Lecture 2: Libertarian Basics: Rights and Law-Continued”
- “Argumentation Ethics and the Philosophy of Freedom,” by Frank van Dun
- “Argumentation Ethics” (Wikipedia)
- The A priori of Argumention, video introduction by Hoppe
Update: response by Bob Murphy here: Stephan Kinsella Discusses Argumentation Ethics With Tom Woods. For more: see Defending Argumentation Ethics: Reply to Murphy & Callahan, Anti-state.com (Sept. 19, 2002) (wayback version) (reply to Bob Murphy and Gene Callahan, Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Argumentation Ethic: A Critique, Anti-state.com (Sept. 19, 2002; wayback version; more recent version at JLS; Block’s rejoinder); debate discussed in this forum).