Political Theory

Liberty, Property, and Exchange in Classical Political Thought


This conference discussed various classical conceptions of property and economics in Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, and Cicero.


Conference Readings

Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Translated by Martin Ostwald. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Aristotle. The Politics. Translated by Carnes Lord. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1985.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Cicero De Officiis. Translated by Walter Miller. London: William Heinemann LDT, 1928.

Plato. The Republic. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Plato. The Laws. London: Perseus Books Group, 1980.

Xenophon. Scripta Minora. Harvard: Harvard University Press, 1971.