- Is libertarianism a political or a moral movement?
- Is it more effective long-term to argue from effect or from morality?
- Which logical arguments most clearly and directly lead to the Non-Agression Principle.
- How can they be shared more convincingly?
- Are libertarian ethics spread best by example or from argument?
- What are effective, compassionate responses when approached with arguments, not from clear, consistent, universal principles and logic, but
-- from Faith,
-- from Opinion,
-- from Authority,
-- from History,
-- from Correlation,
-- from Anecdotes,
-- from Utilitarianism,
-- from Majority Rule,
-- from Prejudice,
-- from Implied Consent/Social Contract,
-- from Envy,
-- from Fear,
-- from (coercive) "Charity",
-- from Ad Hominem?
- How do we more effectively and compassionately point out the gun in the room?
- How do we demystify the magical, fictional proxy ("government") that inflicts the actual violence, yet supposedly absolves statists of any moral responsibility for the violence initiated in their name against otherwise peaceful people trying to live their lives how they prefer, yet differently from how some statists think they ought to live?
- How do we best share our beautiful vision of peaceful, voluntary, cooperative living, embracing diversity and eschewing the initiation of violence.
- Which thinkers are the best ones to explore?
I would like to coordinate with other philosophers how we may explore the ethical bases of libertarianism. Who else is interested in exploring the philosophical underpinnings of libertarian ethical principles with me?
Please RSVP. Let's plan once we self identify! Write in the comments section where and when might be good for you, especially if you have a deep interest in exploring this topic in 2014.