Leonard P. Liggio,
Literature of Liberty, April/June 1979, vol. 2, No. 2 
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About this Title:
Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought was published first by the Cato Institute (1978-1979) and later by the Institute for Humane Studies (1980-1982) under the editorial direction of Leonard P. Liggio. It consisted of a lengthy bibliographical essays, editorials, and many shorter reviews of books and journal articles. There were 5 volumes and 20 issues. This issue contains a lengthy bibliographical essay by John Gray on “John Stuart Mill: Traditional and Revisionist Interpretations.” Copyright information:
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Table of Contents:
Literature of Liberty A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought
John Stuart Mill: Traditional and Revisionist Interpretations
The Traditional View of an Incoherent Mill. . . A “Two Mills” Thesis?
The Revisionist View of Mill as a Consistent Thinker
The Traditional View of J.S. Mill on Liberty, Morality, and Utility
Stephen's Analysis of Utility as Antiliberty and Proauthority
Traditional Critique of Mill's Utilitarianism: Its Unwarranted Optimism About Human Nature and Failure to Support the Priority of Liberty
The Revisionist View of Mill on Liberty, Morality, and Utility
The Utility Principle, the Art of Life, and the Theory of Morality
What Constitutes Moral Wrong: Mill's Harm Principle or Principle of Liberty
Traditional Objections to Mill's Harm Principle
The Revisionists' Clarification of Mill's Harm or Liberty Principle.
Rees's Defense of Mill's Harm Principle: Interests and Rights
Utility and the Permanent Interests of Man as Progressive Being
Human Interests, Moralism, and Paternalism
Man as a Progressive Being: Choice, Liberty, and the Psychology of Self-Realization
The Interests of a Progressive Being: Automony, Security, and Liberty
Mill on the Priority of Liberty as Autonomy: Laissez-faire, Private Property, and Socialism
Mill on the Role of Government: Neither Laissez-faire nor Socialism
Mill's Conception of Distributive Justice vs. Orthodox Socialism
Mill's Lockean Distributive Theory vs. Egalitarianism
Mill's Syndicalism vs. Authoritarian Socialism
Mill on the Limits of Economic Growth: Its Harm to Individual Character and Social Values
Mill and Socialism
John Stuart Mill's Idea of a Science of Society: One or Two Mills?
Mill as a Transitional Thinker on Human Nature: Between Mechanism and Idealism
Mill's Science of Human Nature: Uniform Laws vs. Constancy
Human Nature: the Laws of Individual Psychology and the Cultural, Historical Context
Mill's Compatibilism: Free Will and Determinism
Mill as a Transitional Thinker: Between the Objectivist and Skeptical Traditions of Liberalism
Traditional and Revisionist Interpretations— A Provisional Evaluation
I: Legal Philosophy
Hayek and the Rule of Law
Law, Telos, and Authority
Aquinas and Natural Law
Legal Naturalism and Just Legal Systems
Lon Fuller and Natural Law
Legal Realism vs. Morality
Legal Philosophy and the Founding Fathers
Law and Scientific Inquiry
Freedom of Inquiry vs. Critical Theory
Horwitz: Law and Economic Interests
II: Republican Ideology
Civic Virtue, Mercantilism, and Liberalism
Republican People's Militias
Gibbon on Virtue, Property, and Militias
The Unwritten Common Law
Republicanism and Inheritance
Abraham Clark's Radical Republicanism
Herman Husband's Republican Vision
John Taylor and Republicanism
Adams, Factions, and a Balanced Constitution
Republican Farmer-Citizens and Free Trade
Madison and Scotland
Non-Lockean Thought and the Declaration
Republicanism: Virtue or Lockean Individualism?
Jefferson's Declaration: Lockean or Scottish?
III: Self-Interest, Social Harmony, and Aggression
Cultural Evolution as Spontaneous Order
Spontaneous Order in Human Action
Aggression: A Sociobiological View
Sociobiology's Program and Weaknesses
Aggression vs. Cooperation
Natural Values and Individual Decisions
Sociobiology and Ethics
Self-Interest: An Invisible Hand for Social Good
Is Market Self-Interest Socially Responsible?
Is Egoism a Valid Ethic?
Individual Assertion vs. Aggression
Liberalism and Self-Interest
Sociology: Holism vs. Individualism
IV: IV Economic Schools and Analysis
Ancient Greek Economic Thought
Scholastic Economic Thought
Scholasticism and Austrian Economics
Mercantilism vs. Economic Liberalism
The Social Meaning of Economic Liberalism
Adam Smith Scholarship
Jevons and Laissez-faire
Social Sciences and the “Methodenstreit”
The Limits of Mechanistic Economics
The Limits of Mechanistic Economics
Austrian Economics vs. the Mixed Economy
Macroeconomic Formalism vs. Human Action
STUDIES IN ECONOMICTHEORY
Introducing a Distinguished New Book Series
CAPITAL AND ITS STRUCTURE
THE ULTIMATE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE An Essay on Method
ECONOMICS AS A COORDINATION PROBLEM
NEW DIRECTIONS IN AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS
CAPITAL, EXPECTATIONS, AND THE MARKET PROCESS Essays on the Theory of the Market Economy
THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS
CAPITAL, INTEREST, AND RENT
THE ECONOMIC POINT OF VIEW An Essay in the History of Economic Thought
AMERICA'S GREAT DEPRESSION
THE ECONOMICS OF LUDWIG VON MISES Toward a Critical Reappraisal