Stephan Kinsella also discusses his plans for this course here.
This course is taught by Stephan Kinsella, a leading libertarian theorist. The class will run for six weeks, from January 31, 2011 until March 11, 2011, and will provide detailed discussions of the foundations of libertarian theory and related topics such as individual rights; justice, punishment and restitution; anarchy and minarchy; contract theory; inalienability; property rights and homesteading; intellectual property; legislation versus common law; legal positivism; Austrian economics and libertarianism; and causation and responsibility. Optional testing will include a multiple-choice mid-term exam and a multiple-choice final exam.
Kinsella is Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute, editor of Libertarian Papers, General Counsel for Applied Optoelectronics, and was formerly an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law. He has frequently lectured and published on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics, including Against Intellectual Property and Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe (co-editor, with Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Mises Institute, 2009).
The weekly live video-broadcast lectures will be Mondays at 9pm EST. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. Live attendance is not required; recordings of all live sessions will be made available to students.
|1||Rights and Law
|2||Rights and Law (cont.)
|Midterm exam – multiple choice (optional)|
|4||Causation, Aggression, Responsibility
|5||Intellectual Property and Related
|Final exam – multiple choice (optional)|
Course Completion Details
Students who take the course for a grade (which is optional) will receive a “certificate of completion”. The Mises Academy currently is not accredited and does not offer degrees. However, for Stateless University students, this course can fulfill the ATP 102 requirement. This course is also worth 3 credits in the Mises Academy’s own internal tracking system. Students are welcome to petition other organizations to accept Mises Academy credits.
If you drop the course during its first week (7 calendar days), you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee.
If you drop the course during its second week, you will receive a half refund.
No refunds will be granted following the second week.