Propertarian Philosophy


I. The Minimalist Definition

A formal logic – the newest formal logic, and perhaps the formal logic that has been missing from our discourse for 2500 years.

II. What Is Propertarianism?

Propertarianism isn’t an ideology – it’s a formal logic for the analysis and comparison of all moral systems, and a recommendation of how to construct institutions regardless of moral preferences. 
(Includes differences from libertine-libertarianism)

III. What Is Aristocratic Egalitarianism?

The Unwritten Evolutionary and Competitive Strategy of the Northern European Peoples.  Excellence. Heroism in action. Contract in promise. Truth in word. Testimony before a jury of peers. Sovereignty in self and property.   And leaving the physical world better than we entered it.  

IV. A History Of The Term Propertarian

(move last section of propertarian theory here)

    Wikipedia’s (bad) entry on Propertarianism

The Problem

I. The Failure of the Enlightenment Project – And Why It Failed

The enlightenment failed because (a) an aristocracy of everybody is undesirable for the majority (b) such a social order is not economically, organizationally, or genetically possible (c) the classical liberal institutions allowed classes to conduct exchanges – and the democratic program destroyed the possibility of this function, and (d) law must be constructed for the individual actor because both constructions of and violations of property are individual actions(the structure of production); and political policy must be constructed for the family (the organization of reproduction)  – but the introduction of women into the electorate eliminated the historical constraint of one-family-one-vote, which allowed compromises between the reproductive strategies of the genders that was previously settled within the family, into the production of the commons: the government and the law.  Government ceased to be a means of conducting exchanges and became a vehicle for the imposition of power – and has been used largely if not entirely to undermine the western competitive advantages against other civilizations – and therefore the advantage that the west has brought to mankind by its uniqueness.

II. The Unique Virtue of the West In Compared To Other Civilizations

Since suppression of free riding (theft) determines the potential velocity of an economy, and since the evolution of propertarian, organic, common, law occurs at the same rate as impositions of free riding (theft), the rate at which the west can innovate while at the same time suppressing free riders is higher than all other social orders.  For this reason the west began the industrial revolution with Archimedes, but Greek civilization failed, then again began it in the 18th century in England.  The difference being that while the western navy of England (Athens), and the western army of Germany (Sparta), came into conflict after the second industrial revolution, whereas the greeks came into conflict prior to it and were already exhausted. The west is mankind’s engine of innovation.  Despite being a poor, minority on the edge of the bronze age, westerners out-innovate all other cultures combined whenever our virtues have not been suppressed by eastern tyranny and mysticism.

III. The Decline and Conquest of the West

The Enlightenment (science and literacy), Agrarian(food production), and Industrial Revolutions(consumer capitalism and consumer goods), all created disruption in the ancient agrarian social orders.  But the combination of Neo-Puritan Universalism and Cosmopolitanism’s Marxism-Socialism, Libertine-libertarianism, and Neo-Conservatism when given the new technology of inexpensive media, were what brought about our end by immigration (invasion). Largely, western aristocracy has been a conscientious objector, not a participant in this fall.

IV. The Promise of Civil War

Civil war is the natural and necessary outcome of the inability to find institutional solutions the the problem of cooperation among peoples with heterogeneous interests.  Our interests are heterogeneous.  And western wealth is no longer sufficient to obscure that fact.  We are destined, in the near future for another civil war which can be even more terrible and destructive than the last. 


I. A Rational Language For Conservatives

It’s not only impossible for conservatives to conduct a rational debate using their antiquarian arational moral arguments – arguments that others disagree with, – but more importantly, conservatives cannot use logic, reason and science to reform their ancient social system when our knowledge about the world changes significantly. Propertarianism improves the civic political debate by giving conservatives a rational language to both express their ideas,  demonstrate the superiority of them, and open their ideas to reform when needed.

II. Reduce or Eliminate The Ability to Lie and Deceive In Political Discourse.

While philosophy evolved out of the western need for truthful debate, philosophy, particularly since Darwin’s era, and specifically since the Cosmopolitan enlightenment, has been systematically used as an a vehicle for deception and the near destruction of western civilization. How can we prevent the use of argument to deceive, lie and damage our high trust society?

III. A Return To Juries. After Representative Democracy: An Institutional Solution To The Problem Of Post-Agrarian Politics

Providing an improvement to our institutions so that people with incompatible goals can cooperate for mutual benefit.

IV. Demands Under Threat of Insurrection, Revolution, or Civil War

One cannot conduct a revolution without (a) an institutional objective that solves the current problem of conflict, (b) a means of conducting an argument in favor of those institutions, (c) moral authority in the hearts and minds of the men who must conduct a revolt, and (d) a methodology with which to force the change, or pay the consequence of not changing: nullification, secession, revolution, or civil war. This work is an effort to satisfy those four conditions: either we peacefully restore our western civilization, or we incrementally drive toward civil war to do so by force.

The West

I. The Uniqueness of Western Civilization – Truth and Economic Velocity

The Minority. The Edge of the Bronze Age. Heroism, Property, Truth Telling, The Jury, The Absolute Nuclear Family, The Family Vote, Manorialism, Chivalry. 

II. A Tale of Three Cities: The Enlightenment and Its Failures

The Anglo enlightenment’s island-universalism was a threat to competitors.

  • 1. The Anglo Enlightenment 

  • 2. The German Rebellion 

  • 3. The Jewish Rebellion 

  • 4. A Difference In Truth Equates to a Difference in Ethics 

  • 5.  The Anglo Vulnerabilities (The Errors)


I. What is Western Philosophy? The Struggle to Speak The Truth Before Our Peers

II.  Unification of Science, Social Science, Philosophy, Morality and Law

Once we understand that western philosophy is the record of the struggle to speak the truth for peoples whose social order relies upon a judge and jury of peers rather than authority, it becomes clear that scientists and mathematicians were the most successful in their niches, and but that these fields constitute only subsets of properties for necessary for speaking the truth. 

III. Key Terms 

Testimonial Truth, Operationalism, Instrumentalism, Empiricism, Property-en-toto, Transaction Costs, Opportunity Costs, Morality-in-fact, Free Riding/Imposed Costs/Theft. Decidability.

IV. Summary Of The Theory

What is Propertarianism? It’s a methodology for articulating and comparing the properties of different political systems. Propertarianism is useful because it has broad explanatory power that is based upon observable human nature. But most importantly, propertarianism allows us to discuss political concepts in rational rather than allegorical, historical, or moral terms. Why? Because Propertarian Definitions of Property Explain The Incentives Behind All Human Behavior.

V. Philosophical Foundations

The Philosophical Foundations of Science, The Sciences, and Truth.  Propertarianism’s innovation: the scientific method was merely the most moral manner of thinking, acting and speaking that we had yet evolved – because it forced us to think, act, and speak, truthfully. And it turns out that thinking, acting and speaking truthfully creates a network of human beings who are really good at learning about the universe – and each other.

I. TRUTH (testimony)

What do we mean by the terms “True” and “Truth”?

The Correspondence theory of Truth requires that the speaker accurately copy “objective reality“ and then represent (”re-present”) it words and other symbols, such that the listener or observer (audience) can reconstruct the experience of ‘objective reality‘ as if he had performed the same sequence of operations. 

example: speaking: 
example: writing:
example: drawing:
example: artifacts (archeological remains) 

First, it‘s arguable that all theories of truth are correspondent. And what the correspondence theory of truth include is any device by which to launder ignorance, error, imaginary content, bias, and deception from it. 

And when we combine it with the use of the verb to be (‘is‘), which is both a term of ‘politeness‘ and a verbal shortcut to obviate the labor of describing relationships, by resorting to an experiential testament rather than a recording of existential reality and relaying it. 

Examples of abuse of the verb to be: ( ) 

Examples of Politeness (blame avoidance) ( ) “you err“, “you misrepresent“ or “you lie“ vs “that isn‘t true“ 

So, let us take a few theories of truth, from the most parsimonious to the least parsimonious: 

1) *Testimonial (Existential/Operational) **what I work with**
2) Performative (Minimalist / Action)
3) Critical Rational (Scientific / Critical)
4) Correspondence (Functional)
5) Pragmatic Theory of Truth (incorporates hypotheses) 6) Pluralist (contextual use as verbal utility)
7) Coherence, Constructivist, Consensus (*postmodern pseudo-truth / whatever we agree it is for our purposes)
8) *Confidence theory of truth (“True for me“ / Personal pseudo-truth) 


Now the Pluralist theory of truth tries to accommodate these differences (other than the last) by an appeal to utilitarianism in any given context. This approach does not solve the problem of commensurability across contexts, (does not tell us what truth is) but it recognizes the various circumstances in which we use the term truth yet hold the propositions to different standards. 







Now we can also test each theory of truth. How do we subject the definition of truth, to the scientific method? 

Temporal(experienceable) or intertemporal(Remembered) 

Existential: Empirical (observable), Inferred, imagined 

Testimonial: Truthful, Honest, Biased, Wishful, Dishonest 

Truthful: Warrantied (Diligence or non-diligent (error))
…Internally Consistent (logical)
…Externally Correspondent (tested) (explanatory)
…Reproducible (reproducible)
…Parsimonious (falsifiable) (negative testing) (limits)
…Existentially Possible (Operational)
…Moral (free of imposed costs) 

First we have: “bear!“ (I experience a bear near us that you will also experience!) “there is a bear in my yard“ (and you would agree) 

Which are incomplete statements, and when extended result in:
“I observe that a bear exists in my yard“ (and you would agree)
“I hear what reminds me of a bear in my yard“ (and you would agree)
“I sense and infer that there may exist a bear in my yard.”
“I deduce (for x reasons) that there may exist a bear in my yard“
“I imagine for some reason that there may exist a bear in my yard“
“I fantasize that there exists a bear in my yard without any evidence of it“
“I wish that there existed a bear in my yard.”
“I lie that there exists a bear in my yard.”
“I lie that there exists a bear in my yard to create a hazard for you“ 

And we can do the same in past tenses:
“I remember observing a bear in my yard a few moments ago“

And then we have to deal with error bias and deceit. ……


  • Science: The Mind
  • Philosophy: Realism


  • Theorizing (Analogies)
    The model is
    – Free Association 
    – Hypothesis 
    – Theory 
    – Law 
    – True 
    – Taugolog
  • Empiricism (Observation)
  • Instrumentalism (The Method)
    • 1) Scientific Realism – The Scientific Method – “The Method”
    • 2) Identity: The Categorical Instrument
    • 3) Logic: The Rational (Linguistic) Instrument
    • 4) Mathematics: The Relational Instrument
    • 5) Physics: The Causal Instrument
    • 6) Economics: The Cooperative Instrument 
  • Individual Instrumentalism: Operationalism (Action)
  • Social Instrumentalism: Debate, Criticism, Testing.

IV. ETHICS (cooperation)

  • The Evolution of Cooperation
  • 1) Acquisition
  • 2) Cooperation
  • 3) Morality 
  • 4) Property 
  • 5) Exchange 

V. POLITICS (commons)

  • Law
  • Trust
  • Economics

VI. AESTHETICS (monuments: Truth, beauty, goodness )


Would you consider yourself a Continental Philosopher? (No)




Propertarianism, as the formal logic of cooperation, is the language of the social sciences.

I. In-Group Constraints

  • Demonstrated Morality in Politics 
  • Moral Blindness In Progressives and Libertarians
  • Inequality of Reproductive Strategy: (?) 
  • The Structure of Reproduction and Production 
  • Inequality of Productivity and Value 
  • The distribution of Talents 
  • The necessity of Status and Signaling 
  • The Structure of the Social Classes 
  • The Virtues of Tribalism 
  • The Consequences of Scale The Consequences of Density

II. Out Group Strategies

  • Weaponizing The Commons 
  • Weaponizing Gossip 
  • Weaponizing The Family 
  • Weaponizing Violence 
  • Weaponizing Parasitism

III. The Problematic Question of Decidability: Dysgenia or Eugenia? 

Formal Institutions

I. The Key Institutional Concepts (Done)

The concepts that propertarianism depends upon that alter existing libertarian philosophy: Voluntary Transfer, Calculability, Pooling and Laundering, Extended Concepts of Property, Multi-Class Government, Private Insurance, and Self-Determination.



1. The Application of Propertarianism To Common Political Questions.

  • RACE 

IX. Mastery

I. Enlightenment Ideologies

    1. The Meaning of Ideology, Philosophy, and Institution   

    2. Against Cosmopolitanism

    3. Against The Cathedral(secular Puritanism)

    4. Against Classical Liberalism

    5. Against Conservatism

    6. Against Islamism 
    7. Against Sino-confucianism

    II. Debate

      1. Degrees Of Political Argument

      2. Types Of Discourse

      3. Types Of Analogical Arguments

      4. Argumentative Resolutions

      5. Ethical Models

      6. Styles Of Argument

      7. Logical Methods

      8. Types Of Propositions

      9. Types Of Knowledge

      10. Types Of Instruments

    III. Methodology

    The human mind prefers very simple comparisons.  We invented logical instruments to help us compare and decide what we could not compare and decide without such instruments (tools). analogies, syllogisms, numbers, sets, cartesian graphs, economic supply and demand curves, mathematical equations, and sophisticated mathematical and computer models.  And to perform a propertarian analysis requires that we move from simple the comparison of simple ideal types, to the multiple-axis of supply demand curves.  

    IV. Examples

    Examples of the use of propertarian methodology to answer what appear to be vexing moral questions or even paradoxes.  But we will see that no paradoxes exist, and no moral problems are vexing.  It is merely a problem of the frailty of our language.

    Insurrection and Revolution

    I. Proposition (Solution)

    II. Demand (Conditions)

    III. Advocacy

    IV. Recruitment

    V. Ritual 

    VI. Planning 

    VII. Options:

    • 1) Nullification 
    • 2) Secession 
    • 3) Revolution 
    • 4) Civil War

    VIII. Insurrection (How)

    Back Matter

    Appendix I – EPILOGUE : The Test

    Propertarianism passes Owen Flanagan’s test of a sufficient philosophical psychology.

    Appendix II – E-PRIME

    E-prime is an attempt to eliminate the error of the verb ‘to-be’ (existence) from language.  Practicing this technique not only improves the clarity of one’s writing dramatically, but demonstrates, to you, whether or not you actually know what you are talking about
    See Also “Strict Construction”.

    Appendix III – STOICISM


    Glossary of Terms

    Suggested Reading Lists

    The Reading List


    I. The Key Institutional Concepts (Done)

    The concepts that propertarianism depends upon that alter existing libertarian philosophy: Voluntary Transfer, Calculability, Pooling and Laundering, Extended Concepts of Property, Multi-Class Government, Private Insurance, and Self-Determination.

    II. The Key Behavioral Concepts (UNDONE)

    Definitions of behavioral terms in economic language as they are currently used: Signaling, Status, Mating.

    On The Permanent Genetic Differences In Our Political Preferences (UNDONE)

    Our political differences are driven by our natural differences in mating and reproductive strategies. They are unalterable. As such majority rule will always enslave the top, and oligarchical rule will always suppress the breeding rates and preferences of the bottom.

    On A Government of Exchanges Versus A Government of Majority Rule (UNDONE)

    The only resolution to politics is not majority rule, which of necessity is oppressive, and which appears to be naturally regressive, but of contractual exchanges between classes.

    Propertarian Insights (UNDONE)

    Ideas that you haven’t heard before.
    Why Civilizations Fail – Lack Of Property Definitions and Institutions for calculation.
    Forgone Opportunity Costs And The Portfolio Of Norms
    Extending The Concept Of Property
    Complexity, Ignorance, Calculation and Incentives
    Incalculability of Pooling, Laundering and Bureaucracy
    The incalculability of unique objects when pooled (the problem of financialization)

    Ideological Context 

    I. The Conservative and Libertarian Spectrum Ideological context. II. A Libertarian Reformation Is In Process (INCOMPLETE) The previous generations of libertarians, who had to fight ideological world communism, and practical political socialism, is about to be replaced by the the next generation, which actively seeks to restore our freedoms on one end, and to prepare for the future against the failure of the western empire on the other. III. A Conservative Reformation is Necessary – And Propertarianism Makes It Possible. (undone) The Reformation – Correcting The Errors of the Enlightenment