For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on the simplicity of the argument and I think I have it pretty close to done. Now I have to think about how to introduce it. And I think I’ll approach it by formulating the right question (stating the right problem). I don’t think I’ll tie it to libertarianism directly, but take Haidt’s approach of simply addressing the issue. That makes my arguments less ‘niche’ and less associated with ‘whacky libertarians’.
PART 1 – MORAL REALISM (ETHICS)
I think the best thing is to state the problem, then state the whole argument.
Then list the extensions to property, ethics and morality.
Then show how the argument addresses the problem. Then pose a list of questions that this argument must also address to confirm it’s assertions.
Then I rearrange my chapters such that they address those questions.
Then I follow that with the (many) applications.
PART 2 – POLITICAL ETHICS
I think at this point I address moral realism from the ground up. Including the performative (Attestation) theory of truth, and work through each of the major branches of philosophy.
Next I attack platonism, obscurantism, pseudoscience, and mysticism as immoral, and add the new extensions to political ethics.
PART 3 – POLITICAL ECONOMY
Work through the institutional solutions now that we’ve built a foundation.
PART 4 – APPENDICES
APPENDIX 2 – Reform Libertarianism.
Address ghetto ethics
APPENDIX 3 – Reform Conservatism
APPENDIX 4 – Brief Attack on Democratic Ideologies one by one.
APPENDIX X – Go through the formal logic of cooperation. This seems very difficult but since I’m just building on Ostrom’s work I don’t have to go into all the multitudinous defenses she does, I just extend that work.