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    KOL280 | Fallible Animals Ep. 12: Property Rights, Argumentation Ethics, and Praxeology

    KOL280 | Fallible Animals Ep. 12: Property Rights, Argumentation Ethics, and Praxeology

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 280.



    This is my appearance on the Fallible Animals podcast, Episode 12: Property Rights, Argumentation Ethics, and Praxeology with Stephan Kinsella (Apple podcasts; Spotify version; Youtube version embedded below), with host Logan Chipkin. 



    From Logan's shownotes:

    "Joining me today is patent attorney and libertarian theorist Stephan Kinsella. Mr. Kinsella is the author of the book, Against Intellectual Property, and is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom. He is also the founder and editor of Libertarians Papers, and he’s a member of the Editorial Board of Reason Papers.

    We cover a wide range of specific topics, from property rights, argumentation ethics, whether or not praxeology is falsifiable, common arguments against the existence or morality of anarcho-capitalism, and potential connections between praxeology, free will, and constructor theory.

    Stephan Kinsella's website - http://www.stephankinsella.com

    Stephan Kinsella's Twitter - https://twitter.com/NSKinsella

    Mises: Keep It Interesting - https://mises.org/wire/mises-keep-it-interesting

    A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, Inalienability - https://mises.org/library/libertarian-theory-contract-title-transfer-binding-promises-inalienability-0

    How We Come to Own Ourselves - https://mises.org/library/how-we-come-own-ourselves

    Against Intellectual Property - https://mises.org/library/against-intellectual-property-0

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChipkinLogan

    Website - www.loganchipkin.com

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Fallibleanimals "



    See also Barry Smith, "In Defense of Extreme (Fallibilistic) Apriorism" (1996).

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    KOL279 | A College Student Interviews Stephan About How Libertarians View the World

    KOL279 | A College Student Interviews Stephan About How Libertarians View the World

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 279.



    I was interviewed a few weeks ago by a college student, Greta, who is working on an honor’s thesis covering libertarian thought in America. I am always happy to talk to young people--high school students, college and grad students, and the like, but when I take the time to give them answers, I often try to publicize it so that it can potentially reach more than one person. Great has interviewed other libertarians, including Bob Murphy, who featured his interview recently on his own podcast (see Ep. 83 A College Student Interviews Bob About How Libertarians View the World). So this inspired me to put up our discussion here on my own feed. I will say that I'm not necessarily happy with how I answered the question near the end about racism and sexism in modern American culture. But it was off the cuff, and I did what I could.

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    KOL278 | Bob Murphy Show: Debating Hans Hoppe’s “Argumentation Ethics”

    KOL278 | Bob Murphy Show: Debating Hans Hoppe’s “Argumentation Ethics”

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 278.



    I was a guest on Episode 79 of The Bob Murphy Show, entitled "Stephan Kinsella and Bob Murphy Debate Hans Hoppe’s “Argumentation Ethics”. Back in June we discussed IP and related issues [KOL268 | Bob Murphy Show: Law Without the State, and the Illegitimacy of IP]. We had intended to discuss argumentation ethics but ran out of time. So we did it in this episode. I think it turned out very well.



    [Update: Ep. 86 Further Thoughts on Hoppe’s Argumentation Ethics and Essays on Praxeology ]



    From Bob's show notes:

    By popular demand, Bob brings Stephan back on the podcast, this time to debate Hans Hoppe’s famous “argumentation ethics” case for libertarianism. Stephan defends Hoppe’s claim that any attempt to justify a NON-libertarian system would result in a performative contradiction, while Bob clarifies the argument and raises concerns about it.



    Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:



    The YouTube video for this interview.

    Hans Hoppe’s talk on argumentation ethics at his Property & Freedom Society.

    The 1988 Liberty symposium on Hoppe’s argumentation ethics.

    Stephan Kinsella’s concise guide to Hoppe’s argument and its critics.

    Bob Murphy and Gene Callahan’s critique of argumentation ethics in the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and Stephan Kinsella’s response.

    Stephan’s earlier appearance on ep. 39 of the Bob Murphy Show, talking about private law and Intellectual Property.

    Help support the Bob Murphy Show.









    See also:



    “Dialogical Arguments for Libertarian Rights,” in The Dialectics of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2019)

    Hoppe’s Argumentation Ethics and Its Critics, StephanKinsella.com (Aug. 11, 2015)

    Lecture 3 of my 2011 Mises Academy course, “The Social Theory of Hoppe” (slides here)

    Lecture 2 of my 2011 Mises Academy course, “Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society” (slides here)

    The Genesis of Estoppel: My Libertarian Rights Theory, StephanKinsella.com (March 22, 2016)

    Defending Argumentation Ethics: Reply to Murphy & Callahan, Anti-state.com (Sept. 19, 2002)

    “Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide,” Mises Daily (May 27, 2011)

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    KOL277 | AFF Phoenix Debate: Intellectual Property Rights: Yay or Nay?

    KOL277 | AFF Phoenix Debate: Intellectual Property Rights: Yay or Nay?

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 277.



    I participated in a debate sponsored by America's Future Foundation-Phoenix this past Thursday, Nov. 14, against local patent attorney Maria Crimi Speth. This is the audio from my iPhone. Probably inferior. I'll release better quality media if it becomes available later.

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    KOL276 | La Sierra University: Abolish Intellectual Property Law

    KOL276 | La Sierra University: Abolish Intellectual Property Law

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 276.



    This is my speech delivered for the Troesh Talk, part of the Business Colloquium course, at the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University Nov. 12, 2019. I was invited by Associate Dean Gary Chartier, who runs the Colloquium. The audience consisted mainly of business and grad students.

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    KOL275 | Did You Know Crypto Podcast, Ep. 54: You Don’t Own Your Bitcoin

    KOL275 | Did You Know Crypto Podcast, Ep. 54: You Don’t Own Your Bitcoin

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 275.



    This is my appearance in Episode 54 of the Did You Know Crypto Podcast, with host Dustin Dreifuerst. We talked about ownership of bitcoin and related issues.  As Dustin summarized in his show notes:



    Stephan and I talk about…



    Ownership, Control & Property as Legal concepts

    Why you cant actually “own” Bitcoin

    How Bitcoin is about secrets not property

    Ownership is a state augmentation

    Why this isn’t an attack on Bitcoin



    (I previously appeared on this podcast: KOL266 | Did You Know Crypto Podcast, Ep. 36: Bitcoin Patent Trolling.)



    For more information see this episode and related show notes: KOL274 | Nobody Owns Bitcoin (PFS 2019).

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A must for those interested in libertarian legal theory

Very insightful podcast in which Stephan Kinsella destroys the fallacies of so-called "intellectual property," and discusses other libertarian topics.

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