Professor Gerard Casey

Pre-and Early History

  1. In the Beginning
  2. Gardens of Eden
  3. Some Early Civilisations
  4. The Emergence of the Ruling Class
  5. What a Piece of Work is Man

Sophists

  1. The Sophists and the Polis
  2. The Sophists on Law and Nature

Plato

  1. The Republic (1)
  2. The Republic (2)
  3. Statesman and Laws

Aristotle

  1. Polis and Slavery
  2. Chrematistics, Economics and Politics
  3. Politics

Slavery

  1. Slavery—Natural or Conventional?
  2. Slavery—Stoic, Jewish and Christian Views

Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

  1. Epicureanism, Scepticism and Stoicism
  2. Cicero
  3. Seneca and the Roman Lawyers

Christianity

  1. Scriptural Interpretation and Samuel
  2. Romans 13 et al.

Augustine

  1. City of God, City of the Earth
  2. The State as Thieftaker
  3. Augustine—Realpolitik

Early Medieval Thought

  1. After Rome
  2. Slavery, Authority and Justice
  3. The Universities and the Cities
  4. Feudalism and the Law
  5. Kingship and John of Salisbury

Thomas Aquinas

  1. Law
  2. Sources of Political Authority
  3. Sacred and Secular, Tyranny (and an aside on Sir John Fortescue)
  4. Slavery, Property, Usury and Heresy

Marsilius of Padua

  1. Intimations of Modernity
  2. The Defender of the Peace
  3. Valentior Pars

Machiavelli

  1. Christian? Aristotelian?
  2. Machiavellian?

Medieval Economics

  1. Money and Usury
  2. Utility, Value and Price

The Reformation

  1. Wycliffe & Luther
  2. Luther; Radical Reformers
  3. Calvin