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Are Rights a Religious Idea?

by Grant Babcock on Jun 6, 2016

In the Enlightenment natural law tradition, we can discern what rights we have by reason alone.

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Property is Not a Second-Class Right

by Grant Babcock on Oct 6, 2015

For libertarians, property rights are deeply linked with our rights to bodily integrity, but for leftists, property rights aren’t seen as particularly important.

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The Libertarian Argument for Open Borders

by Grant Babcock on Oct 16, 2014

Libertarians should support open borders, with possible exceptions for the exclusion of convicted criminals and people carrying disease.

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Being a Good Rationalist

by Grant Babcock on Sep 25, 2014

Hayek’s insights are important for building a sucessful rationalist ethics.

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Being a Good Hayekian

by Grant Babcock on Sep 18, 2014

Babcock offers advice on how to best apply Hayekian ideas to debates about social reform.

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Hayek on Customs, Laws, and Ethics

by Grant Babcock on Sep 11, 2014

It’s often thought that Hayek disproved the possibility of a rationalist ethics. Babcock argues he didn’t.

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What’s Ethics All About, Anyway?

by Grant Babcock on Sep 5, 2014

How much should we trust our moral intuitions? Is the task of ethics to describe those intuitions, or to change them?