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Liberal Philosophy

In a series of articles, Liberal Vision’s Barry Stocker provides synopses of texts that have influenced liberalism over the centuries / millennia.

Barry is a lecturer of Philosophy in Istanbul.

The list below is regularly updated.

Click on any title for instant enlightenment:

Aristotle (384-322 BCE), The Politics

Cicero (106-43 BCE), On The Republic (54-51 BCE)

John Locke’s Essay on Civil Government (1690)

Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), The Spirit of the Laws (1748)

David Hume’s Essays, Moral, Political and Literary (1758)

Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations (1776)

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), Democracy in America (1835 and 1840)

Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), The Limits of State Action (1850 – published posthumously)

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), On Liberty (1859)

Max Weber (1864-1920), Political Writings (1994 edition)

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), Liberalism (1927)

Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950), Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942)

Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992), The Road to Serfdom (1944)

Milton Friedman (1912-2006), Capitalism and Freedom (1962)

John Rawls (1921-2004), A Theory of Justice (1971)

Robert Nozick (1938-2002), Anarchy, State and Utopia (1974)

Samuel Fleischacker, A Third Concept of Liberty, Judgement and Freedom in Kant and Adam Smith (1999)

Chandran Kukathas, The Liberal Archipelago: a Theory of Diversity and Freedom (2003)