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An Attempt at a Universal Ethic IV: Universality

Universality is an important component of any moral philosophy worth its salt. If an ethic can't be universalized, then it does no good, as it doesn't apply to everyone. I hope to show that the ethic as described in part one is not only universalizable, but when formulated as a maxim it approaches universal law. And further, not only a universal law for humans, but for all of animalkind in the rest of the universe.Read the rest at EVC.

An Attempt at a Universal Ethic III: Moral Outrage

Moral outrage is an interesting phenomenon. We see people experience it for any number of reasons, and often contradictory. What is moral outrage, exactly, and when is it experienced? And more, how does it fit with the ethic as described in this series? Let's find out.Read the rest at EVC.

An Attempt at a Universal Ethic II: Subjective Identification

Every person and every culture that exists (or has existed) seem to have their own ideas on what constitutes ethical and unethical behavior. How do I explain this apparent phenomenon in light of the ethic I introduced in part one? If ethics seems like a subjective determination, how do I claim objectivity? I do that by separating moral standing from identification. Let me explain.Read the rest at EVC.

An Attempt at a Universal Ethic I: Introduction

Morality and ethics is a contentious area of philosophy, but I don't think it needs to be. Rather, if we peel away the layers upon layers of religious and philosophical obfuscation, and return to original meaning, what we find is a very simple and basic conception with incredible explanatory power. In the following six part series, I will define objectively morality and ethics, give both abstract and particular examples of ethical and unethical behavior, demonstrate the acceptability of qualifying ethics, explain why morality and ethics seem to have a subjective quality, make sense - in light of my definition - of the phenomenon of moral outrage, attempt to universalize the ethic and integrate alternative moral philosophies into my framework, and finally to offer answers to the best objections I have heretofore received and will no doubt receive along the way. This is seemingly the most ambitious thing I've ever done, but if I don't try it will continue to occupy my mind …

Why Negotiate with Children?

Learning to live with others can be challenging. When their attempts to meet their needs interferes with our attempts to meet ours, conflict may ensue. This is no less true between adults as between adults and children or children and children. If one values peace and cooperation over strife and domination, he must learn the art of negotiation. And just as importantly, he must teach it to his children.Read the rest at EVC.

LPL - March 2015 Update

In March 2015, LPL sold 399 books across North America and Europe. Here are the top 5:
64 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray Rothbard28 copies, Our Enemy, the State- Albert Jay Nock27 copies, Economics for Real People - Gene Callahan20 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger15 copies, The Politics of Obedience - Etienne de la Boetie LPL's all-time top 10 bestsellers are:
For a New Liberty - Murray RothbardOur Enemy, the State - Albert Jay NockPrinciples of Economics - Carl MengerEconomics for Real People - Gene CallahanThe Mystery of Banking - Murray RothbardFascism vs. Capitalism - Lew RockwellBourbon for Breakfast - Jeffrey TuckerThe Politics of Obedience - Etienne de la BoetieGreat Wars and Great Leaders - Ralph RaicoEconomic Thought before Adam Smith - Murray Rothbard