Political Theory

Liberalism, Moral, and Civic Virtues


The aim of this conference was to discuss the relationship between liberalism, morality, and citizenship. Our key question was: What civic virtues and moral qualities were necessary to establish, strengthen, and maintain a liberal society? We explored this fundamental issue in Latin America specifically but more globally as well. The discussion was held in Spanish.


Conference Readings

Apel, Karl-Otto. “Ratio Juris.” Plurality of the Good? The Problem of Affirmative Tolerance in a Multicultural Society from an Ethical Point of View 10, no. 2 (1997): 199-212.

Aristóteles. Política. Madrid: Gredos, 1999.

George, Robert P. Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Gray, John. Anatomía de Gray. Barcelona: Paidós, 2010.

Hallowell, John. The Moral Foundation of Democracy. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2007.

Hayek, Friedrich A. Los Fundamentos de la Libertad (6th Edition) [The Constitution of Liberty]. Translated by Jose Vicente Torrente. Madrid: Union Editorial, S.A., 1998.

Hobbes, Thomas. Leviatán o la materia, forma y poder de una república eclesiástica y civil. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura México, 2003.

Kahn, Paul W. Putting Liberalism in its Place. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Kukathas, Chandran. The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Mill, John Stuart. Sobre la libertad. Madrid: Alianza, 2013.

Oakeshott, Michael. Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1991.

Oakeshott, Michael. Religion, Politics and the Moral Life. Edited by Timothy Fuller. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Edited by D. D. Raphael and A. L. Macfie. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1982.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. La Democracia en América, 2. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, S.A., 2006.