Political Theory

Freedom and Domination in Market Society


The conference revisited the ways in which a market society can embody, and perhaps even at times threaten, important kinds of freedom. It focused on the kind of freedom that is central to the republican tradition; that is, the kind of freedom that is achieved when people are not made subservient to others.


Conference Readings

Buchanan, James M. The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, Volume 18: Federalism, Liberty, and the Law. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2001.

Cohen, Gerald A. “The Structure of Proletarian Unfreedom.” Philosophy and Public Affairs 12 (1983): 3-33.

Constant, Benjamin. “The Liberty of Ancients Compared with That of Moderns [1816] .” Downloaded from Liberty Fund’s Online Library of Liberty. http://lf-oll.s3.amazonaws.com/titles/2251/Constant_Liberty1521_EBk_v6.0.pdf (October 2018).

Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

MacGilvray, Eric. The Invention of Market Freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Mill, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy (The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volumes 2 and 3). Edited by J. M. Robson. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2006.

Pettit, Philip. “Freedom in the Market.” Politics, Philosophy, and Economics 5 (2006): 131-149.

Reich, Charles A. “The New Property.” The Yale Law Journal 73 (1964): 733-778.

Skinner, Quentin, “Freedom as the Absence of Arbitrary Power” In Republicanism and Political Theory, edited by C. Laborde and J. Maynor, 83-101. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.

Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Edited by R. H. Campbell, A. S. Skinner, and W. B. Todd. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1981.

Taylor, Robert S. “Market Freedom as Antipower.” The American Political Science Review 107 (2013): 593-602.