Independent Study Reading List

Philosophy and Politics:

  • Aristotle, Politics
  • Rousseau: Social Contract
  • JS Mill, On Liberty
  • Nietzche: Beyond Good and Evil
  • FA Hayak, Fatal Conceit
  • Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia
  • Sowell, Quest for Cosmic Justice
  • Rawls: The Main Idea of A Theory of Justice
  • Locke: Two Treatises of Government


  • Michael Novak, A Christian Perspective on Economics (article)
  • PJ O’Rourke, On The Wealth of Nations
  • Marx: Value, Price and Profit
  • Swartz, General Theory of Employment Summary (article)
  • Mises, Planned Chaos
  • Per-Olof Samuelsson, Schumpeter (article)
  • Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom


*This is the reading list for my Philosophy, Politics & Economics Independent Study plan  my junior year in high school 2017-18. I met bi-weekly with my advisor and wrote a precis on each reading.


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