On the justification of aggression

One effort at justification that this puritanical libertarian is regularly engaged in is seeking to convinced those enamored by the state to consider whether enamored is worthwhile. There is so much about the human animal, captured most by the insatiability of animal want (demand), that is tempted to seek security of satisfaction at any cost. …

5.9, Hoppe and justification

Note the following arguments in their succinctness: From John Stuart Mill (5.6): Liberty is necessary for development of the individual. IF one wants development, THEN one wants liberty. Of course the one who promotes coercive control by non-owners (government/thief) can simply reject the IF. He rarely does. He asserts that he can force development. He …

Epistemological Musings: avoiding psychological traps

In the history of epistemology one finds battles fought over two different considerations, and sometimes which consideration is being fought over is itself confused. The all important epistemological question is a question about justification. What is the inferential relation between some propositional content (a conclusion) and some others (premises). Such justificatory relations between propositional content …