Fred D. Miller's libertarian Aristotelianism

See Fred D. Miller's other Aristotelian papers

The debate over Fred. D. Miller's Aristotelian argument for rights

Miller, Fred D., Jr., Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's Politics, Oxford UP, 1995. 

In The Review of Metaphysics 49:4, 1996:

Julia Annas, "Aristotle on Human Nature and Political Virtue", 731-53.

Richard Kraut, "Are There Natural Rights in Aristotle?", 755-74.

Roderick T. Long, "Aristotle's Conception of Freedom", 775-802 (reprinted in Richard O. Brooks and James Bernard Murphy ed., Aristotle and Modern Law, Ashgate, 2003).

A.S. McGrade, "Aristotle's Place in the History of Natural Rights", 803-29.

Malcolm Schofield, "Sharing in the Constitution", 831-58 (reprinted in Richard O. Brooks and James Bernard Murphy eds., Aristotle and Modern Law, Ashgate, 2003; slightly revised version in Schofield, Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms, Routledge, 1999).

John M. Cooper, "Justice and Rights in Aristotle's Politics", 859-72 (reprinted in Reason and Emotion: Essays on Ancient Moral Pscychology and Ethical Theory, Princeton UP, 1999).

Fred D. Miller, Jr., "Aristotle and the Origins of Natural Rights", 873-907. 

In Ancient Philosophy 16, 1996:

David Keyt, "Fred Miller on Aristotle's Political Naturalism", 425-30.

David Gill,

Fred D. Miller, Jr., "A Reply to David Keyt and David Gill", 443-54.

Schütrumpf, Eckart, review of Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's Politics, 514-521.


Owens, M.T., Jr., "Aristotle’s Polis: Nature, Happiness, and Freedom", Reason Papers 6, 69-77, 1980.

Curren, Randall R., review of Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's PoliticsReason Papers 22, 144-53, 1997.

Schollmeier, Paul Schollmeier, review of Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's Politics (and of Robert Heinaman ed., Aristotle and Moral Realism), Social Theory and Practice 24:1, 133-51, 1998. 

Fred D. Miller's other Aristotelian papers

"Aristotle on the Reality of Time", Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 56, 132-55, 1974. 

"The State and the Community in Aristotle's Politics", Reason Papers 1, 1974, 61-69 (reprinted in J.M. Dunn & Ian Harris eds., Great Political Thinkers, Edward Elgar, 2009).

Review of John Cooper's Reason and Human Good in AristotleReason Papers 4, 1978. 

"Aristotle against the Atomists", in Norman Kretzmann ed., Infinity and Continuity in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Cornell UP, 1982. 

"The Natural Right to Private Property", in Tibor Machan ed., The Libertarian Reader, Rowman & Littlefield, 1982 (reprinted in Svetozar Pejovich ed., The Economics of Property Rights vol. 1, Edward Elgar, 2001).

"Rationality and Freedom in Aristotle and Hayek", Reason Papers 9, 29-36, 1983. 

"Aristotle on Practical Knowledge and Moral Weakness", in Rocco Porreco ed., The Georgetown Symposium on Ethics: Essays in Honor of Henry Babcock Veatch, UP of America, 1984. 

"Aristotle on Rationality in Action", The Review of Metaphysics 37, 499-520, 1984. 

"Aristotle and the Natural Rights Tradition", Reason Papers 13, 166-181, 1988 (reprinted in J. M. Dunn & Ian Harris eds., Great Political Thinkers, Edward Elgar, 1997). 

"Aristotle on Nature, Law, and Justice", University of Dayton Review 19 (special issue on Aristotle), 57-69, 1988-89. 

"Aristotle's Political Naturalism", Apeiron 22, 195-218, 1989 (also pub. as Terry Penner & Richard Kraut eds., Nature, Knowledge and Virtue: Essays in Memory of Joan Kung, Academic Printing & Publishing, 1989). 

"Aristotle on Property Rights", in John Anton & Anthony Preus eds., Aristotle's Ethics: Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy vol. 4, State University of New York Press, 1991. 

"Aristotle on Natural Law and Justice", in David Keyt & Fred D. Miller, Jr., eds., A Companion to Aristotle's Politics, Blackwell, 1991. 

"Aristotle on Deviant Constitutions", in K. J. Boudouris ed., Aristotelian Political Philosophy vol. 2, International Center for Greek Philosophy and Culture, 1995. 

"The Rhetoric of Rights in Aristotle and Demosthenes", Skepsis 8, 102-32, 1997. 

"Aristotle and American Classical Republicanism", in Leslie G. Rubin ed., Justice v. Law in Greek Political Thought, Rowman & Littlefield, 1997. 

"Was Aristotle the First Economist?", Apeiron 31, 387-98, 1998.

"The State and the Individual in Aristotle’s Politics Books I-II" (review article), Polis 15, 151-60, 1998.

"Aristotle: Naturalism", in Christopher J. Rowe & Malcolm Schofield eds., The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought, Cambridge UP, 2000. 

"Sovereignty and Political Rights (III 10-13)", in Otfried Höffe ed., Aristoteles: Politik, Akademie Verlag, 2001. 

"Revolution and Reform in Aristotle’s Politics Books V-VI" (review article), Polis 19, 163-73, 2002. 

"Aristotle’s Political Theory", in Edward N. Zalta ed., Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2002 (revised).

"Aristotelian Autonomy", in Aristide Tessitore ed., Aristotle and Modern Politics: The Persistence of Political Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. 

"Natural Law, Civil Society, and Government", in Nancy L. Rosenblum & Robert C. Post eds., Civil Society and Government, Princeton UP, 2002. 

"Justice and Political Rights in Aristotle’s Politics Books III-IV" (review article), Polis 20, 152-60, 2003. 

"Aristotle’s Theory of Political Rights", in Richard O. Brooks & James B. Murphy eds., Aristotle and Modern Law, Ashgate, 2003. 

"Aristotle’s Ethics and Politics", in Christopher Shields ed., The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy, Blackwell, 2003. 

"Virtue and Rights in Aristotle’s Best Regime", in Timothy Chappell ed., Virtues and Values: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics, Oxford UP, 2006, 

"Legal and Political Rights in Demosthenes and Aristotle", Philosophical Inquiry 27:1-2, 27-60, 2006. 

"Moral Character and Democratic Capitalism", in Anton Rauscher ed., Die fragile Demokratie - The Fragility of Democracy, Duncker Humblot, 2007. 

"Aristotle's Philosophy of Law", in Fred D. Miller Jr. (with Carrie-Ann Biondi) ed., The History of Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics (vol. 6 of A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence), Springer, 2007.

"Aristotelian Statecraft and Modern Politics", in Lenn E. Goodman & Robert Talisse, Aristotle’s Politics Today, State University of New York Press, 2007. 

"Moral Character and Self-Government", in Craig S. Titus ed., The Psychology of Character and Virtue, Institute for the Psychological Sciences Press, 2008. 

"An Introduction to Norms of Liberty", in Aeon J. Skoble ed., Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty, Lexington Books, 2008.

"Origins of Rights in Ancient Political Theory", in Stephen Salkever ed., The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Political Thought, Cambridge UP, 2009.

"Aristotle on the Ideal Constitution", in Georgios Anagnostopoulos ed., The Blackwell Companion to Aristotle, Blackwell, 2009. 

"Aristotle’s Politics Books VII-VIII", in Project Archelogos, 2009. 

"‘City of our Greatest Hopes’ in Aristotle’s Politics Books VII-VIII" (review article), Polis(forthcoming).

Ahrens, John H., & Fred D. Miller, Jr., "The Liberal State versus Individual Rights", Reason Papers8, 83-95, 1982.

Ahrens, John H., & Fred D. Miller, Jr., "The Social Responsibility of Corporations", in Tibor Machan ed., Commerce and Morality, Rowman and Littlefield, 140-60, 1988 (reprinted in Thomas I. White ed., Business Ethics: A Philosophical Reader, Macmillan, 1993).

Bradie, Michael, & Fred D. Miller, Jr., "Teleology and Natural Necessity in Aristotle", History of Philosophy Quarterly 1:2, 133-46, 1984 (reprinted in Lloyd P. Gerson ed., Aristotle: Critical Assessments vol. 2: Physics, Cosmology and Biology, Routledge, 1999).

Miller, Fred D., Jr., & Jeffrey Paul, "Communitarian and Liberal Theories of the Good", Review of Metaphysics 43, 804-830, 1990 (reprinted in Robert M. Stewart ed., Readings in Social and Political Philosophy, Oxford UP, 1996 (2nd edn.)).