Carlyle Lectures 2018: Ruling and Being Ruled

Event speakers
Melissa Lane (Princeton University)
30 January 2018 17:00
Examination Schools
All are welcome

Lecture Three: Ruling and Being Ruled  

Turning from the articulation of constitutional rule in terms of office, to the idea of rule itself as articulated in Aristotle and Xenophon, this lecture argues for the centrality of rule as hierarchical subordination requiring obedience not only to law but also to individual rulers as such.  It then explores the psychosocial demands of willing obedience on the part of the ruled.