Lecture Four: Rule, Law, and Liberty
While rule requires the willing obedience of the ruled to the rulers, it also requires the willing obedience of the rulers to the limits of constitutional order. The first of three lectures developing a sub-theme of what might be called Platonic realism, this lecture argues for friendship as key to reconciling liberty and obedience in Republic IX and Laws III.
6 February 2018, 17:00 (Tuesday, 4th week, Hilary 2018)
Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street OX1 4BG
Melissa Lane (Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, Princeton University)
Faculty of History
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