Monday, September 07, 2009

Festschrift in honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Property, Freedom, Society
Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Ed. by Jörg Guido Hülsmann & Stephan Kinsella

(Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009)


The festschrift honors Hans-Hermann Hoppe's 60th birthday. It contains personal testimonies and essays in professor Hoppe's preferred research areas, such as political philosophy, democracy, and economics. The contributors are colleagues, collaborators, and former students from all over the world.


The books contains 35 essays, including:

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. - A Life of Ideas
Sean Gabb - Hans-Hermann Hoppe and the Political Equivalent of Nuclear Fusion
Remigijus Šimašius - The Power of Argument in a Crazy World
Paul Gottfried - Hans-Hermann Hoppe and the Libertarian Right
Jesús Huerta de Soto - Classical Liberalism versus Anarcho-Capitalism
Stephan Kinsella - What Libertarianism Is
Carlo Lottieri - Classical Natural Law and Libertarian Theory
Christian Michel - Why We Have Rights
Frank van Dun - Freedom and Property: Where They Conflict
Doug French - The Trouble With Democracy: Maslow Meets Hoppe
David Gordon - An Epistemic Justification of Democracy?
Robert Higgs - Democracy and Faits Accomplis

The book is available here (free pdf download).

Hans-Hermann Hoppe is a Distinguished Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is an Austrian school economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher. He was born in Germany in 1949 and studied history, sociology, and philosophy at the universities of Saarbrücken and Frankfurt (at Jürgen Habermas and Karl-Otto Apel). His doctoral dissertation - "Handeln und Erkennen: Zur Kritik des Empirismus am Beispiel der Philosophie David Humes" - dealt with the praxeological foundations of epistemology. See his website here.

A recent paper on Hoppe's argumentation ethics is Marian Eabrasu's "A Reply to the Current Critiques Formulated Against Hoppe's Argumentation Ethics", Libertarian Papers vol. 1, 20 (2009).

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