Here’s the text of the talk I gave on self-ownership at the PPE conference last March. It’s not a defense of self-ownership in the sense of a positive argument for the thesis; instead, it’s a reply to the most common objections to self-ownership that I’ve encountered:
Getting Self-Ownership in View
P.S. – Why am I posting a photo from my Prague trip when the PPE conference was in New Orleans? Because this statue just has a flavour of inalienable individuality, for me.
And that’s the best approach. Self-ownership, like liberty, is simply assumed. Attack the objections.