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The Ideal of Good Government in Luigi Einaudi's Thought and Life: Between Law and Freedom

in P. Heritier, P. Silvestri (Eds.), Good Government, Governance, Human Complexity. Luigi Einaudi's Legacy and Contemporary Societies, Leo Olschki, Firenze, 2012, pp. 55-95

46 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2014 Last revised: 12 Jun 2014

Paolo Silvestri

University of Turin - Department of Economics and Statistics

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

I will argue here that Einaudi's thought reveals an awareness that the question of freedom has to do with two inter-related problems: the relation of individuals or communities with their respective limits and the question of going beyond these limits. Limits are to be understood here in the meaning of the foundation or conditions of possibility both of institutions (economic, political and juridical) and of thought and human action.

Keywords: Good government, Institutions, Law, Freedom, Oikonomia, Rule of law, Authority, liberalism, Luigi Einaudi

JEL Classification: B3, H1, Y8

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Silvestri, Paolo, The Ideal of Good Government in Luigi Einaudi's Thought and Life: Between Law and Freedom (2012). in P. Heritier, P. Silvestri (Eds.), Good Government, Governance, Human Complexity. Luigi Einaudi's Legacy and Contemporary Societies, Leo Olschki, Firenze, 2012, pp. 55-95. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2447898

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