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Frank van Dun

Frank van Dun taught philosophy of law at the University of Ghent and the University of Maastricht.
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Freedom and Property: Where They Conflict

Mises DailyOctober 29, 2009
Obviously, the free movement proviso is a far-reaching restriction of the property right of route owners as it would be defined according to the "freedom as property" conception, but it is not an arbitrary restriction — in fact, it is rooted the idea of freedom, which is, or should...

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The Logic of Law

JournalsAugust 22, 2009
Abstract: The general concept of law as an order of persons and the means (and actions) that belong to them is formalized in an axiomatic system. At this stage, no distinction is made between natural and artificial (“legal”) persons. The aim is to explicate the common logical core of...

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Argumentation Ethics and The Philosophy of Freedom

JournalsMarch 13, 2009
Abstract: When H.-H. Hoppe claimed (in A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism , 1989) that the principles of libertarianism were argumentatively irrefutable, both the logical coherence and the relevance of his “argument from argumentation” were criticized. While occasionally some of these...

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Dead End Street Blues

JournalsFebruary 4, 2009
Abstract: The long stagflation in the nineteen-seventies broke the Keynesian hold on economic policy. Last year we witnessed the spectacular unraveling of neo-liberal policies of manipulating money and credit. While these episodes might be studied to explain the specific weaknesses and errors of...

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Natural Law and the Jurisprudence of Freedom

Journals
In this article, Frank van Dun offers a reply to Walter Block's paper reviewing one of Dun's previous works. Volume 18, Number 2 (2004)...

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