Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rethinking Rothbardianism

David Gordon informs us that "Murray Rothbard proposed a natural law foundation for libertarianism" and "argued from an Aristotelian–Thomist basis," and thereby "rejected as not fully adequate the distinctive brand of utilitarian ethics defended by his teacher Ludwig von Mises" — Was Rothbard Right To Criticize Mises on Ethics?

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Blogger love the girls said...

I'm glad for as far as Murray Rothbard went. But it should be noted, libertarians read Aristotle and St. Thomas in a bizarre skewed manner where their distinctions are simply strange.

What it appears to be is that they take St. Thomas and apply him to their prior known theory of libertarianism so that as opposed to learning from St. Thomas, the bend St. Thomas to prove their position.

October 16, 2011 at 9:36 PM  

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