Leonard P. Liggio,
Literature of Liberty, October/December 1978, vol. 1, No. 4 
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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 Henry Veatch on “Natural Law: Dead or Alive?” Copyright information:
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Table of Contents:
The Roots of Capitalism
The Wisdom of Adam Smith
Essays On Individuality
Liberty Press Liberty Classics
Literature of Liberty
A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought
Natural Law: Dead or Alive?
How “Natural Law” Should Be Understood: The Thomistic View of the Objective Grounding of Ethical Standards
The Art of Living Based on Objective Nature and Reason
Grotius and the Secularization of Natural Law
From Natural Law to Natural Rights:
Is It a Shift in Emphasis or Principle?
The Rational Justification of Human Goals: The “Naturally Right” us. “Natural Rights”
Revolution in Natural Law: Hobbesian “Natural” Rights as Subjective Desires
The Problem with Natural Rights: Are They Natural, and Do They Have Any Foundation at All?
Why Are Natural Inclinations Natural “Rights”?
Theories of Human Rights:
Their Decline and Fall in the Nineteenth Century and
Their Dramatic Rise and Resurgence Today
Natural Rights Assaulted: Historicism and Positivism
Consequences of Nineteenth Century Rejection of Natural Law: Utilitarianism
Rawls, Dworkin, and Nozick: Criticisms of Utilitarianism and Positivism
What if Rights Theories Can Only Draw Sustenance from Natural Law Theories?
How Can We Salvage Contemporary Rights Theory and Rehabilitate Natural Law?
Reviving Natural Law:
Bridging Facts and Values
and Formulating a New View of Nature
Some of the Major Sources of Natural Law Doctrines, Medieval and Modern
Some of the Classical References on Utilitarianism (any edition)
Some Recent and Contemporary Treatments of Natural Law and Related Topics
I: Natural Law
“Nature” and “Law” in Natural Law
The Anatomy of Natural Rights
Egoism and Rights
The Is/Ought Chimera
Deriving “Ought” from “Is”
Facts vs. Value-laden Whims
Is/Ought and Probable Reasons
Does Righteous Anger Imply Rights?
Why Be Moral?
Truth as an Objective Value
Was the Revolution Objectively Necessary?
Natural Law and State of Nature
Natural Law and the State
Natural Rights and Anarchism
Dworkin on Rights
Liberalism, Rights, and Abortion
Rights and “Mercy Killing”
Rights and the “Brain Drain”
The Natural Law Right to Work
Grotius: Contract and Natural Law
Rights and Communication
II: Autonomy, Privacy, and Authority
Bureaucracy and “The Organization Man”
Autonomy and Anarchism
Autonomy and Taking Responsibility
Autonomy, Motivation, and “Buck-Passing”
Schooling for Conformity
The Schoolroom vs. Autonomy
Obedience to Authority
The Meaning of Privacy
Privacy and Autonomy
Privacy and Consent
The Court and Privacy
III: The Ambiguities of Liberty
Rehabilitating Mill's “Harm Principle”
Do Offers Coerce Freedom?
The Danger of “Dangerousness”
Freedom, Motivation, and Government Programs
Freedom vs. Determinism
Negative vs. Positive Freedom
Smith and Utilitarian Economic Freedom
Locke, Freedom, and Tacit Consent
Freedom, Existentialism, and Innocent Victims
Does Censorship Harm Freedom?
Slavery, Ideology, and Subordination
Slavery and Imperialist Ideology
Enlightenment Liberalism vs. Slavery
The Anatomy of a Slave Revolt
Colonial American Slave Law
Jefferson on Slavery
Slavery and the Poor
Regulation and the Warfare State
Mail, Privacy, and Social Control
Corporate State Capitalism: Coal
French War “Planification”: Chlorates
Bureaucracy and British Regulation
British Foreign Policy and Stagnation
Political Decisions and the Economy
Government, Labor, and Multinationals
Black Markets vs. Regulation
Regulation vs. Academic Autonomy
Government Schools and Social Control
The Economics of Charity
International State Planning and Inflation
Competition and Individual Knowledge
CUMMULATIVE INDEX, VOL. I
Philosophy of Science
STUDIES IN ECONQMICTHEORY Introducing a Distinguished Neiv Book Series
CAPITAL, EXPECTATIONS, AND
THE MARKET PROCESS:
Essays on the Theory of the Market Economy
NEW DIRECTIONS IN
Economic Forces at Work
The Theory of Idle Resources
Economic Calculation Under Inflation
Liberty Press Liberty Classics