THE PRINCIPLE OF NON-INTERFERENCE OF POWER AND ITS ETHICAL JUSTIFICATION IN THE WORK OF HANS-HERMANN HOPPE

Igor Petrovych PECHERANSKYI

Abstract


In the article the contents aspects and methodological meaning of non-interference of power are opened and its ethical justification in the works of the famous representative of «a new Austrian school» Hans-Hermann Hoppe is analyzed. Methodological basis of the research is the use of both general scientific and sociological methods. The theoretical and methodological basis of work is the system of general scientific and special methods, namely: historical-logical method, theoretical generalization and systematization. It defends the universalism of private property ethics, which transforms into the creation of a speculative concept of «natural order» implemented within the bounds of anarcho-capitalism Mises-Rothbard direction of «a new Austrian school». It is proved that the scientist, building on his a priori, praxeology, and the principles of self-belonging and homestead, creates his own theory of the economy of power, where the main object of criticism is the state as an institutionalized form of coercion and exploitation. For him power – is a coercion which becomes horribly devastating, turning into a state institution. It kills the creative potential of a person by reducing or even completely destroying the level of «domination over nature», and also threatening the normal work of the market, while having the «right» of legitimate violence, receives a clear preference. That is why the scientist places great emphasis on the ethical substantiation of the principle of non-interference of government in economic processes.


Keywords


«a new Austrian school»; Hans-Hermann Hoppe; apriorizm; praxeology; universalism; private property ethics; non-interference of power

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