“Natural Law, or: The Science of Justice” is Part One of an incomplete treatise by Lysander Spooner (Part Two was never published). It was first published in 1882 as a book by A. Williams & Co. “The science of mine … Continue reading
This “Appendix” was printed with “The Inherent Evils of All State Governments Demonstrated,” a special reprint of the “Vindication of Natural Society” (ACS # 6) circulated by early English mutualists in 1858. The editors, while defending the philosophical Anarchism of the Vindication, viewed it as incomplete, condemning “Artificial Society” without offering guidance on how it might be ended, or “Natural Society” brought into practical being. They added this “Appendix,” to “briefly [enunciate] the principles through which ‘Natural Society’ may be gradually realized,” drawing on the work of the American individualists Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews. The result was a fascinating commentary and document of early English mutualism.