Classical Liberalism and Law in the Thought of Richard Epstein


Conferees used readings from the works of Richard Epstein to explore the rapport between the principles of classical liberalism and the conclusions that, from the perspective of the discipline of law and economics, would give rise to an efficient legal and political system.


Conference Readings

Epstein, Richard A. Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Epstein, Richard A. Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Epstein, Richard A. The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.

Epstein, Richard A. Simple Rules for a Complex World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.