Belated Austro-Athenian Plug

This news is nearly a year old now, but Geoff Plauché’s excellent dissertation is online. It combines Aristotelean eudaimonism, Austrian praxeology, dialectical libertarianism, Ayn Rand, New Left anti-corporatism, and free-market anarchism. (So, nothing that would interest any readers of this blog ….)

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11 Responses to Belated Austro-Athenian Plug

  1. Sheldon Richman January 5, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    It’s on my Kindle and ready to read.

  2. Geoffrey Allan Plauché January 6, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Thanks for the plug, Roderick!

  3. Geoffrey Allan Plauché January 6, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    Oh, btw, my blog has moved from to

    • Brandon January 6, 2010 at 9:52 am #

      Noted and changed.

  4. Anon73 January 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    An amusing fact from wikipedia: Apparently in the US and British common laws it is no defense to prosecution for the crime to be impossible to commit. Thus, attempting to steal from an empty pocket is still considered the same crime as if something was actually stolen from a full pocket:

    The article outlines several cases of defendants harming people who were already dead, or shooting at buildings mistakenly believed to have people inside.

    • Billy January 8, 2010 at 12:07 am #

      It’s not that one is still guilty of the crime, but that one is guilty of an attempted crime (aka inchoate offences). The ‘thief’ who ‘steals’ from the empty pocket is not guilty of theft but of attempted theft.

      • Anon73 January 8, 2010 at 12:38 am #

        Yes but it’s obviously not just from a libertarian perspective is what I was getting at. For example if you steal your own umbrella mistakenly thinking it is somebody else’s, then there is no victim and hence no crime.

        • Billy January 8, 2010 at 8:17 am #

          True, true.

          Just using the little legal knowledge I have to be a pedant!

  5. Natailya Petrova January 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    I’d forgotten he was writing a diss., but I am glad to hear it’s online!

  6. Black Bloke January 17, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    It’s been a little while now. I’m just saying…

    • Roderick January 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

      Time is relative; in some reference frames that was only a few minutes ago.

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