This is the first presentation at the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015). This is a Roundtable Discussion and Q & A: “Memories: Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) as Mentor and Teacher”. With: Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Thomas DiLorenzo, Douglas French, Jeff Barr, Lee Iglody.
For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.
Łukasz Dominiak is an adjunct scholar at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland, and a student of political philosophy. His research as a Summer Fellow at the Mises Institute involves the cultural aspects of a libertarian legal system, with an emphasis on the works of Hans-Hermann Hoppe.
Professor Hoppe’s latest book, A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline, has been published in a variety of formats: epub/pdf/html; kindle and paperback; and audio. From the Amazon description:
A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline represents nothing less than a sweeping revisionist history of mankind, in a concise and readable volume. Dr. Hoppe skillfully weaves history, sociology, ethics, and Misesian praxeology to present an alternative and highly challenging view of human economic development over the ages.
As always, Dr. Hoppe addresses the fundamental questions as only he can. How do family and social bonds develop? Why is the concept of private property so vitally important to human flourishing? What made the leap from a Malthusian subsistence society to an industrial society possible? How did we devolve from aristocracy to monarchy to social democratic welfare states? And how did modern central governments become the all-powerful rulers over nearly every aspect of our lives?
Dr. Hoppe examines and answers all of these often thorny questions without resorting to platitudes or bowdlerized history. This is Hoppe at his best: calmly and methodically skewing sacred cows.
A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline is nothing less than a concise revisionist history of man, skillfully presented by Dr. Hoppe. He addresses the rise of family structures, the development of private property, social evolution prior to the Industrial Revolution, and the rise of the state — all without regard for cherished myths. Dr. Hoppe will make you rethink your assumptions regarding man’s development in this engaging book.
On Man, Nature, Truth, and Justice | Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Prof.Hoppe’s speech at The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, sponsored by James Walker. Recorded at the Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 14 March 2015. Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno.