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Works: 937 works in 1,412 publications in 1 language and 27,377 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Liberty Fund
The representation of business in English literature by Arthur Pollard( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Representation of Business in English Literature, five scholars of different periods of English literature produce original essays on how business and businesspeople have been portrayed by novelists, starting in the eighteenth century and continuing to the end of the twentieth century. The contributors to Representation help readers understand the partiality of the various writers and, in so doing, explore the issue of what determines public opinion about business. -- Publisher description
The whole duty of man according to the law of nature by Samuel Pufendorf( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Whole Duty of Man (1691), first published in Latin in 1673 as De officio hominis et civis, Pufendorf elaborates his conception of ethics, which separates civil duties from religious hopes. Unlike many Christian political theologians of the seventeenth century, Pufendorf refused to ground his natural law ethics in the ideal of human perfection or holiness; rather, he grounded them in the need for sociability, which he regarded as simply a means to an end - that is, human self-preservation and civil peace. Like Grotius and Hobbes, Pufendorf was responding to the religious wars that wracked early modern Europe by constructing a version of natural law capable of defending the civil state against the religious and moral delegitimation wielded by international Catholicism and Protestant zealots."--Jacket
The man and the statesman : the correspondence and articles on politics by Frédéric Bastiat( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main source for this translation is the seven-volume "Oeuvres completes de Frederic Bastiat", published in the 1850s and 1860s. The present volume, most of which has never before been translated into English, includes Bastiat's complete correspondence: 208 letters Bastiat wrote between 1819, when he was only 18 years old, until just a few days before his untimely death in 1850 at the age of 49. For contemporary classical liberals, Bastiat's correspondence will provide a unique window into a long-forgotten world where opposition to war and colonialism went hand-in-hand with support for free trade and deregulation. Bastiat's numerous letters to Richard Cobden, a Member of Parliament and best known today as the leader of the British Anti-Corn Law League, chronicle the profound effect the Anti-Corn League had on Bastiat. The League's success in mobilising a popular movement in England to pressure the British government into abolishing the very protectionist 'corn laws' in 1846, inspired Bastiat to emulate the League's success in France by starting his own free-trade movement. This volume also includes articles and other writings on politics and current events that showcase Bastiat's talent as a theoretician, a pamphleteer, a journalist, and a deputy (Member of Parliament) of the nascent French Second Republic. Together with the correspondence, the writings in this volume fill an important gap in our understanding of the lesser-known Bastiat, who, in just a few short years, made a profound impact on French intellectual and political life in Paris
The law of nations, or, Principles of the law of nature, applied to the conduct and affairs of nations and sovereigns, with three early essays on the origin and nature of natural law and on luxury by Emer de Vattel( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. This collection reveals the history of English common law and Empire law in a vastly changing world of British expansion. Dominating the legal field is the Commentaries of the Law of England by Sir William Blackstone, which first appeared in 1765. Reference works such as almanacs and catalogues continue to educate us by revealing the day-to-day workings of society. -- Description from (July 13, 2012)
Hobbes on civil association by Michael Oakeshott( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on The two sons of oil : containing a vindication of the American constitutions, and defending the blessings of religious liberty and toleration, against the illiberal strictures of the Rev. Samuel B. Wylie by William Findley( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1812, Findley's Observations was a response to an increasingly influential work of radical Presbyterian theology, The Two Sons of Oil. Its author, the Rev. Samuel Wylie, considered the state and national governments of the United States to be immoral because they did not recognize or establish a bond between the ministry and the civil magistracy. In his book, Wylie urged readers to deny the authority of these governments. Observations is Findley's response to these criticisms, but in a broader sense Observations is also a passionate defense of freedom of religious worship and of a civil government guided by moral principles that allow for such freedom"--P. [4] of cover
A treatise of the laws of nature by Richard Cumberland( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liberty Fund published the first modern edition of A Treatise of the Laws of Nature, based on John Maxwell's English translation of 1727. The edition includes Maxwell's extensive notes and appendixes. It also provides, for the first time in English, manuscript additions by Cumberland and material from Barbeyrac's 1744 French edition and John Towers's edition of 1750"--Jacket
Government by judiciary : the transformation of the fourteenth amendment by Raoul Berger( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the nature and conduct of the passions and affections; with illustrations on the moral sense by Francis Hutcheson( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francis Hutcheson is one of the central figures in eighteenth-century moral philosophy. Read widely in Britain, France, Germany, and America, he influenced philosophers ranging from his student Adam Smith to Kant. After the initial reaction to his first major work, Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725), Hutcheson took stock of his critics and wrote An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense. The first half of the work, the Essay, presents a rich moral psychology built on a theory of the passions and an account of motivation deepening and augmenting the doctrine of moral sense developed in the Inquiry. The Illustrations on the Moral Sense is a brilliant attack on rationalist moral theories and the font of many of the arguments against the motivating power of reason taken up by Hume and used to this day." "Despite intrinsic merits of the Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and the Illustrations on the Moral Sense, and their vast influence, the original English-language text has until recently been available only in expensive reprint. The Liberty Fund edition makes Hutcheson's seminal work widely available in English in a critical edition collating the first edition of 1728 with Hutcheson's revision of 1742"--Jacket
The natural law : a study in legal and social history and philosophy by Heinrich Albert Rommen( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of moral philosophy, in three books with a brief account of the nature, progress, and origin of philosophy by David Fordyce( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of moral and political philosophy by William Paley( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work by William Paley was one of the most popular books in England and America in the early nineteenth century. Its significance lies in the fact that it marks an important point at which eighteenth century "whiggism" began to be transformed into nineteenth century "liberalism." First published in 1785, Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy was originally based on his Cambridge lectures of 1766-1776. It was designed for instructional purposes and was almost immediately adopted as a required text for all undergraduates at Cambridge. The great popularity of Paley's Principles is perhaps due in part to the author's remarkable gift for clear exposition. Even today, this work is very readable and easily comprehended. But the popularity of the book also reflected the fact that Paley expressed some of the leading scientific, theological, and ethical ideas of his time and place. In this respect, Paley's great classic provides valuable insight into the Anglo-American mind of the early nineteenth century and helps us better understand the thinking processes and evolving concepts of liberty and virtue that were displacing the old "whiggism" of the preceding century. - Publisher
Constitutionalism and the separation of powers by M. J. C Vile( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably no political principle has been more central than the separation of powers to the evolution of constitutional governance in Western democracies. In the definitive work on the subject, M.J.C. Vile traces the history of the doctrine from its rise during the English Civil War, through its development in the eighteenth century - when it was indispensable to the founders of the American republic -- through subsequent political thought and constitution-making in Britain, France, and the United States. The author concludes with an examination of criticisms of the doctrine by both behavioralists and centralizers - and with "A Model of a Theory of Constitutionalism."
Education in a free society by Anne Husted Burleigh( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1981 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politica by Johannes Althusius( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation originally published: Politics. Boston : Beacon Press, c1964. With new foreword and other changes in accompanying matter. Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-222) and index
The revolutionary writings of Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Hamilton occupies an eccentric, even flamboyant, position compared with Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Madison, and Marshall. Hamilton's genius, forged during his service in the Continental Army in the Revolution, brought him not only admiration but also suspicion. As the country he helped to found grew and changed, so did his thinking. Consistency with earlier positions was never a hallmark of Hamilton's thought, which changed as the country changed from thirteen breakaway British colonies to a single independent nation. Alexander Hamilton's thought has, for over two hundred years, been noted for its deviations from American revolutionary Whig orthodoxy. From a conventional Whig at the beginning of his career, Hamilton developed a Federalist viewpoint that liberty depended above all on the creation of a powerful central government. In this collection, we find the seeds of this development, as Hamilton's early optimistic confidence in the triumph of American Whig principles begins to give way, under the influence of his experience during the Revolution, to his mature Federalism. Hamilton's political philosophy reflected his vision of the central government as the protector of individual liberties, in sharp contrast to the popular democratic sentiments of his archrival Jefferson
Lectures on the relation between law & public opinion in England, during the nineteenth century by A. V Dicey( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1st edition 1905 ... reprinted ... 1924." Relation between law and public opinion.--Characteristics of law-making opinion in England.--Democracy and legislation.--The three main currents of public opinion.--The period of old Toryism or legislative quiescence.--The period of Benthamism or individualism.--The growth of collectivism.--Period of collectivism.--The debt of collectivism to Benthamism.--Counter-currents and cross-currents of legislative opinion.--Judicial legislation.--Relation between legislative opinion and general public opinion.--Appendix: I. the right of association. II. The Ecclesiastical commission. III. University tests. IV. Judge-made law
David Hume : prophet of the counter-revolution by Laurence L Bongie( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Hume (7 May [O.S. 26 April] 1711? 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist."--Wikipedia
The meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translated from the Greek as a collaborative effort by Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) and the classicist James Moor (1712-1779), The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus became a highly influential work in the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. In their translation and notes to the text, Hutcheson and Moor celebrate the Stoic ideal of an orderly universe governed by a benevolent God. The translation and notes also shed light on Hutcheson's other writings: above all, perhaps, on his conception of "true religion" as a religion of virtue, benevolence, and public spirit for an enlightened age." "Hutcheson contrasts the divisive sectarianism exhibited by Christians in Scotland and elsewhere with Marcus's recommendations of serenity and resignation to the will of the Creator. In light of the warmth of feeling Hutcheson expresses in his remarks, it is not surprising that he took pains to conceal his role (and Moor's) in the composition of the introductory "Life of the Emperor" and in the notes." "The edition of The Meditations that is reproduced here was published in 1742. It is the first of five editions published by Robert Foulis and is the only Foulis edition of the English translation published during Hutcheson's lifetime. In this new Liberty Fund edition, editors Moore and Silverthorne clarify the respective contributions of Hutcheson and Moor and identify persons and occurrences that appear in the text. The editors also explain Hutcheson and Moor's motivation in undertaking the translation and discuss the challenge Hutcheson faced in translating the technical Stoic vocabulary used by Marcus."--Jacket
The life of George Washington by John Marshall( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The valuable School Book, now presented to the public, was written by the late John Marshall ... It is adapted to the instruction of the rising generation, and contains, in a condensed form, the substance of the author's larger work. Its appearance has been hitherto delayed by circumstances connected with the publication of the revised edition of that great work."--Page iii
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A treatise of the laws of nature
The man and the statesman : the correspondence and articles on politicsA treatise of the laws of natureThe principles of moral and political philosophyConstitutionalism and the separation of powersEducation in a free societyPoliticaLectures on the relation between law & public opinion in England, during the nineteenth century
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