Political Theory

The Moral Foundations of a Free Society


The purpose of this conference was to bring graduate students and young faculty together to discuss the underpinnings of liberty through examination of its political, economic, and ethical dimensions.


Conference Readings

Wokler, Robert, eds. Rousseau and Liberty, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995.

Acton, H. B. The Morals of Markets and Related Essays. Edited by David Gordon and Jeremy Shearmur. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1993.

Bauer, P. T. Equality, The Third World and Economic Delusion. London: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson Ltd, 1981.

Berger, Peter L. The Capitalist Revolution: Fifty Propositions about Prosperity, Equality, and Liberty. New York: Basic Books, 1986.

Hayek, Friedrich. The Intellectuals and Socialism. London: Institute of Economic Affairs , 1998.

Hayek, Friedrich A. New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.

Hume, David. “Essays, Moral, Political and Literary.” Liberty Fund, Inc. http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/704 (August 7, 2009).

Morley, Felix. Freedom and Federalism. Indianapolis: Liberty Press, 1981.

Norman, Barry. The Morality of Business Enterprise. Edinburgh: The David Hume Institute, 1991.

Rousseau, J. J. The Social Contract and The Discourses. Translated by G. D. H. Cole. New York: Everyman Library, 1993.

Tooley, James. Education Without the State. London: IEA Education and Training Unit, 1996.

Vaubel, Roland. The Centralisation of Western Europe. London: Institue of Economic Affairs, 1995.

West, E. G. Education and the State: A Study in Political Economy. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1994.