Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Political Philosophy

This volume brings to bear some of history’s greatest thinkers, interpreted by some of today’s leading scholars of their thought. How might Aristotle have understood the relationship between economic liberty and human flourishing? Hobbes and Locke, Mill, Rousseau, Burke, Adam Smith, Kant, de Tocqueville, and Marx?

So much of the policy and political debates around issues of economic liberty are often cast in somewhat narrow terms. What is the precise magnitude of this elasticity? Is a certain policy popular among key constituencies? Of course, economic and political analysis has a vital role to play in shaping and understanding public policy. But it is helpful from time to time to step back and examine the foundation. This volume endeavors to do exactly that.

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