Re: The Extropian Principles

Max More (
Wed, 18 Sep 1996 09:59:33 -0700 (MST)

At 05:16 AM 9/18/96 -0400, James Daugherty wrote:
> How about self-ownership instead of SO?

Spot on James! That's exactly what I decided on as a replacement for
Spontaneous Order. It subsumes spontaneous order (so, Hara, you should miss
it too much!).

I see the components of Self-Ownership as:

Voluntary Relationships (The Trader Principle, Free Markets,
Spontaneous Order.)

Personal Responsibility


Respect for Others

Sovereign Rationality

Self-Direction (Getting and staying clear about our goals.
Self-discipline to achieve goals.)

I'll be writing an essay on Self-Ownership soon, and will certainly seek
comments. Version 3.0 of the Extropian Principles will follow soon after.


Max More, Ph.D.
President Extropy Institute (ExI)
Editor Extropy