Taking Rights Seriously

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Further reading:

The Law by Frédéric Bastiat (for the French original, see La Loi)

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude by Étienne de La Boétie (for the French original, see Discours de la Servitude Volontaire)

No Treason. No. VI. The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner (contained in Let's Abolish Government)


Anatomy of the State by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 3 in Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays)

Justice and Property Rights by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 4 in Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays)

For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray N. Rothbard

The Ethics of Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard (an online pdf is available here)


Individual Rights by Eric Mack (p. 244 in The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism)

Non-Aggression Principle by Roderick T. Long (p. 357 in The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism)

Natural Law by Fred Miller (p. 351 in The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism)

Natural Rights by Fred Miller (p. 434 in The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism)

Theories of Rights by Douglas B. Rasmussen (p. 436 in The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism)


Libertarianism by Eric Mack

Natural Rights by Eric Mack (Chapter 2 in Arguments for Liberty)

Individualism and Libertarian Rights by Eric Mack (Chapter 7 in Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy)

Selected Papers by Eric Mack, especially:

Dialogical Arguments for Libertarian Rights by Stephan Kinsella

A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism by Hans-Hermann Hoppe (esp. Chapters 2 & 7)


See also:

Foundations of Libertarian Ethics by Roderick Long (10–part lecture series)

The History of Political Philosophy: From Plato to Rothbard by David Gordon (10–part lecture series)


Further reading on other justifications of libertarianism:

The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey by Michael Huemer

The Foundations of Morality by Henry Hazlitt

The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism by David Friedman


Further reading on controversial issues: Abortion and Children’s Rights; Immigration