Zwolinski and Hicks on Rand and rights theory

Matt Zwolinski and I have a friendly debate about several technical, foundational issues in Rand’s theory of rights: Can rights be based on egoism? What’s the connection between property rights and value creation? What counts as an improper initiation of force? Several other sub-issues about content and method arise along the way.

In about 750 words each, Professor Zwolinski raises three problems with Objectivism’s account of individual rights, after which I respond in about 750 words each.


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