IEP is proud of preserving the study of the Great Books of the Western Tradition of Liberty under Law.

Tradition of Liberty (Taught in English)

  • John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, 1690
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762
  • Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, The Federalist Papers, 1787
  • Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835
  • John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University, 1854
  • John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859
  • Samuel Smiles, Self-Help, 1859
  • Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies, 1945
  • Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History, 1950
  • Winston Churchill, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples,1956
  • Isaiah Berlin, “Two Concepts of Liberty”, 1958
  • Friedrich A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, 1960
  • Michael Oakeshott, “On Being Conservative”, 1962
  • Ralf Dahrendorf, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, 1990
  • Gertrude Himmelfarb, The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American
  • Enlightenments, 2004
     

History of Political Thought (Taught in Portuguese)

  • Platão, República, sec. IV a.c
  • Aristóteles, Política, sec. IV a.c
  • Cícero, Dos Deveres, 44 a.c
  • Santo Agostinho, Cidade de Deus, c. 412-426
  • São Tomás de Aquino, Suma Teológica, c. 1260
  • Maquiavel, O Príncipe, 1532
  • Thomas Hobbes, Leviatã, 1651
  • John Locke, Dois Tratados do Governo Civil, 1690
  • Bento Espinoza, Tratado Teológico-Político, 1670
  • David Hume, Tratado da Natureza Humana, 1738
  • Montesquieu, Do Espírito das Leis, 1748
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Contrato Social, 1762
  • Adam Smith, A Riqueza das Nações, 1776
  • Immanuel Kant, Fundamentação da Metafísica dos Costumes, 1785
  • ‘Publius’, Federalist Papers, 1787-8
  • Jeremy Bentham, Uma Introdução aos Princípios da Moral e da Legislação, 1789
  • Edmund Burke, Reflexões sobre a Revolução em França, 1790
  • Hegel, Introdução à História da Filosofia, 1816
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, Da Democracia na América, 1835
  • Karl Marx, Manifesto do Partido Comunista, 1848
  • John Stuart Mill, Sobre a Liberdade,1859
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Para Além do Bem e do Mal, 1886

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