Tsekung asked, Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for life? Confucius replied, It is the word shu - reciprocity: Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.
- Against absolute certainty: I criticize Hoppe’s concept of argumentation ethics, which is used to give a “Letztbegründung” (ﬁnal, incontestable proof) of libertarian ethics and Austrian economics, from the point of view of Popper’s critical rationalism.
I also evaluate various arguments against Popper in libertarian literature and ﬁnd them misguided: They criticize only an empiricist straw version of Popper’s criticial rationalism.
I argue that the libertarian theory – ethics as well as economy – have to be
based on critical instead of classical rationalism.
- What is wrong with modern science?: In his argumentation against string theory, Woit shows that the problem is at least in part caused by the modern organization of science. We argue that Woit even underestimates the problem, and that the modern organization of science is a serious danger for freedom of science in general. Especially, Woit’s proposals, how to change this situation, are not sufficient. The status of a modern scientist has to be seriously changed, toward an independence on external "evaluations".
An introduction into my point of view on anarchistic theory is presented here too.