The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson
This colloquium looked at James Wilson's legal and political philosophy, including his rationales for a number of constitutional principles and the connections he makes between natural law, common law, and the developing field of the “law of nations,” a branch of jurisprudence then being developed in Scotland and which was rooted in the belief that long-term economic success requires a secure legal structure.
Wilson, James. Collected Works of James Wilson, Volume I. Edited by Kermit L. Hall and Mark David Hall. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2007. http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/2072 (accessed May 12, 2011).
Wilson, James. Collected Works of James Wilson, Volume II. Edited by Kermit L. Hall and Mark David Hall. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2007.