The Ethics of Liberty

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The Ethics of Liberty
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Paperback cover
AuthorMurray N. Rothbard
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectLiberty
Published
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback) & e-book, audio-CD
Pages336 (Online e–book edition)
ISBN0-391-02371-3 (Paperback edition)
OCLC7813705
323.44/01 19
LC ClassJC585 .R69 1982

The Ethics of Liberty is a 1982 book by American philosopher and economist Murray N. Rothbard, in which the author expounds a libertarian political position.

Summary[edit]

Rothbard provides an exposition of the libertarian political position. He argues for the case of freedom as a concept of natural rights and applies it to a variety of practical problems.

Reception[edit]

Reception of the book has been positive in libertarian circles. Many praise the book for its incisive analysis of natural law and its practical applications. Libertarian commentator Sheldon Richman says : "The Ethics of Liberty is a great book that deserves the attention of anyone interested in the good society and human flourishing."[1]

The economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe described The Ethics of Liberty as Murray Rothbard's second magnum opus, the other being Man, Economy, and State (1962).[2]

The philosopher Matt Zwolinski criticized the book, writing that Rothbard's discussion of self-ownership in chapter six "rests on a fundamental confusion between descriptive and normative claims."[3]

Release history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TGIF: Rothbard's The Ethics of Liberty: Still Worthy after All These Years - The Future of Freedom Foundation". fff.org. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. ^ kanopiadmin (2014-08-18). "The Ethics of Liberty | Murray N. Rothbard". Mises Institute. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ Zwolinski, Matt. "rothbards-second-argument-for-self-ownership". Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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