3.4.5, Means as Supply, and Capital Formation

We equated, in a prior post, ends with demand. Means we equate with supply. This post is going to be practical in nature. In that sense I depart from the apriori nature of the inquiry. But, there is something approaching necessity in the following considerations. There was a time when communities were limited to what […]

3.4.4, On Anarcho-Capitalism and rules for the use of material means.

We are moving toward the end of our analysis of the means. There is a sense in which the means are everything. But, they are only means relative to ends. And ends are only ends relative to values. Enough. We looked to Kant (3.4.3) for prescription for the use of means. He fundamentally prescribes not […]

3.4.3, On Kant and the moral rules for the use of means

We are dealing, in 3.4.whatever, with the means as one of the apriori elements of action. In this post and the next I would like to distinguish between rules for the employment of means. I will distinguish between moral rules and legal rules. The latter follows from the former, but it is not always clear […]

3.4.2, Moral and Material Means.

The part of me that wants to keep things clear in the practical earthly realm wants to restrict talk to talk about earthly things. This would involve restricting talk to that which takes up space, has size, etc. But, here at Puritanical Libertarianism, we take ourselves to be interested (or at least we represent ourselves) […]

3.2.2, An Incomplete Set of Elements of Action

What does action presuppose? It presupposes all that change presupposes…and more! What categorical elements are always present? Isn’t it interesting, and it is Kant who made this most understandable to me, that arithmetic and geometry involve action. In arithmetic I have the element of unit. It is so bare, so minimal. What must be added? […]

3.2.1 On Presuppositional Status and Incompleteness

What I take to be that which is always a part of action, always to be understood in action, always present whenever action is present, is that which is presupposed by the very idea, that which cannot be avoided when thinking about action itself. To start with action is to start at a place and […]