Political Theory

The Liberal French Post-Revolutionary Tradition: Benjamin Constant


This conference, conducted in Spanish, explored the various aspects of Constant's vision of liberty, in particular his comparison of ancient and modern liberties and the difficult tension that he saw between national sovereignty and individual liberty.


Conference Readings

Constant, Benjamin. Principios de política aplicables a todos los gobiernos. Edited by Étienne Hofmann. Translated by Víctor Goldstein. Buenos Aires: Liberty Fund and Katz Editores, 2010.

Constant, Benjamin. Principios de Política. Madrid: Aguilar, 1970.

Constant, Benjamin. Una Constitución para la Repúlica de los Modernos (Fragmentos de una obra abandonada sobre la posibilidad de una Constitución Republicana en un gran país). Edited by María Luisa Sánchez-Mejía. Translated by Ana Portuondo. Madrid: Tecnos, 2013.

Constant, Benjamin. Positions de Combat A La Veille De Juillet 1830: Articles publiés dans le Temps 1829-1830. Edited by Ephraïm Harpaz. Paris: Champion-Slatkine, 1989.