Political Theory

Conceptions of Liberty


The conference, held in Spanish, explored the central debates over alternative conceptions of the nature and limits of liberty.


Conference Readings

Arendt, Hannah. Between Past and Future. New York: Penguin Classics, 2006.

Aron, Raymond. Estudios políticos. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1997.

Béjar, Helena. “Republicanismo en fuga.” Revista de Occidente 247 (December 2001): 253-264.

Berlin, Isaiah, “Two Concepts of Liberty (1958).” in Four Essays on Liberty, New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Constant, Benjamin. “The Liberty of Ancients Compared with That of Moderns [1816] .” Downloaded from Liberty Fund’s Online Library of Liberty. http://lf-oll.s3.amazonaws.com/titles/2251/Constant_Liberty1521_EBk_v6.0.pdf (October 2018).

Hayek, F. A. The Constitution of Liberty. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Mill, John Stuart. The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume XVIII - Essays on Politics and Society Part 1. Edited by John M. Robson. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1977.

Pettit, Philip. Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Skinner, Quentin. Liberty before Liberalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Stephen, James Fitzjames. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Edited by Stuart Warner. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1993.http://www.libertyfund.org (accessed 1993).

Taylor, Charles, “What’s wrong with negative liberty?” In The Idea of Freedom, Essays in Honour of Isaiah Berlin, edited by Alan Ryan, 175-193. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979.