The purpose of this conference is to explore the philosophical foundations of limited government by engaging ancient, medieval, and modern thinkers on the subject. Participants will focus on the contributions made by these enduring sources of political and social thought to an understanding of the necessity of limited government. A secondary aspect of the conference will be to introduce participants to the criticisms lodged against the regulatory apparatus of the modern state by having them review basic readings on the principle of subsidiarity and public choice economics. Several documents that are basic to the American founding will also be examined for their understanding of limited government.
This conference, co-sponsored by Liberty Fund, Inc., is part of the Liberty and Markets series.