Political Theory

Democracy, the Liberal, and the Servile Mind: The Contributions of Ken Minogue


The passing of Ken Minogue left a considerable vacuum in contemporary discussions of political philosophy. This conference aimed to explore and assess Minogue's contribution to our understanding of the complex relationship between political systems, individual responsibility, and political symbols.


Conference Readings

Minogue, Kenneth. The Liberal Mind. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1963.

Minogue, Kenneth. The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life. New York: Encounter Books, 2010.

Minogue, Kenneth. Politics: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Minogue, Kenneth. “The Self-interested Society.” The New Criterion (September 2013): 1-10. http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-self-interested-society-7680 (accessed January 31, 2014).

Minogue, Kenneth. “The Egalitarian Conceit: False and True Equalities.” Centre for Policy Studies (March 1989): 6-31. http://www.cps.org.uk/files/reports/original/111027170659-TheEgalitarianConceit1989.pdf (accessed January 31, 2014).

Minogue, Kenneth. “Seduction & Politics.” The New Criterion (2006 November): 1-8. http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Seduction---politics-2523 (accessed January 31, 2014).

Minogue, Kenneth R. “Hayek and Conservatism: Beatrice and Benedick?” Ideas About Freedom: A Discussion (April 1986): 1-16.