The Ethics of Liberty
|Author||Murray N. Rothbard|
|Subject||Ethics, political philosophy|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback) & e-book, audio-CD|
|Pages||336 (Online e-book edition)|
|ISBN||0-391-02371-3 (Paperback edition)|
|LC Class||JC585 .R69 1982|
Reception of the book has been positive in libertarian circles. Many praise the book for its incisive analysis of natural law and it's practical applications. Libertarian commentator Sheldon Richman says : "The Ethics of Liberty is a great book that deserves the attention of anyone interested in the good society and human flourishing."
Hans-Hermann Hoppe, who wrote the introduction to later editions of the book, described The Ethics of Liberty as Murray Rothbard's second magnum opus, the other being Man, Economy, and State (1962).
University of San Diego philosophy professor Matt Zwolinski criticized the book, writing that Rothbard's discussion of self-ownership in chapter six "rests on a fundamental confusion between descriptive and normative claims."
- New York University Press. New York, N.Y. February 1, 2003. Paperback. ISBN 0-8147-7559-4
- New York University Press. New York, N.Y. May 1, 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-8147-7506-3
- Humanities Press. Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 1982. Hardcover. ISBN 0-391-02371-3
- The Ethics of Liberty Full Text, Preface, read by Jeff Riggenbach
- Introduction to The Ethics of Liberty by Hans-Hermann Hoppe in HTML format
- Introduction to the French edition of The Ethics of Liberty
- 1998 review by Sheldon Richman[dead link]