Next year I shall be co-leading a seminar on the common good for theology students. We are trying to work out a syllabus now. The current draft starts with Charles De Koninck’s classic book on the subject, then does a quick run through intellectual history, looking at a few key texts on the question (a bit like roller-skating through the Louvre I’m afraid), and then ends with the controversy that followed the publication of De Koninck’s book. Here’s the current draft:
The highlighted names are for authors where I’m not sure what texts to pick as yet. I would be grateful for suggestions of all kinds. Perhaps Owen White could suggest some leftist texts to read, and Modestinus some authoritarian ones?