- Clark, Commerce, Culture, and Liberty (Anthology)
1st meeting: The early debate on East Indian trade
- Background Reading: Josiah Child, Pieter de la Court, and Dudley North from the Anthology above
- Focus: Henry Martin, Considerations upon the East Indian Trade
- Secondary Reading: Maneschi article on Martin
2nd meeting: The Luxury Debates
- Background Reading: Mandeville, Hume, and Voltaire in the Antology. Rousseau, Fenelon, and Adam Smith from the course lecture list.
- Focus: "De Pinto", On Luxury (NB: this is a translation of Saint-Lambert's Essay and Encyclopedia article 'Luxe'. De Pinto's real article is, as far as I can see, only available in French.
- Secondary Reading: Cardoso article on de Pinto
3rd meeting: Political Economy, Mercantilism, and Natural Science
- Linnaeus Micellaneous tracts relating to Natural history, husbandry, and physics Read "An oration concerning travelling in one's own country, by Dr. Linnaeus, and if you have time, "The oeconomy of nature" (it is by Linnaeus but it was Isaac Biberg who defended it as his thesis).
- On Linnaeus, read Lisbeth Koerner, Linnaeus: Nature and Nation, 1999. Harvard University Press,
- Introduction Linnaeus Nature & Nation- Introduction
- Chapter 5. "A New Economic Theory" Linnaeus Nature & Nation- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6. "Should Coconuts come into my Hands" (helpful background reading for "An oration concerning travelling...") Linnaeus Nature & Nation- Chapter 6
- Chapter 4. "God's Endless larder" (helpful background reading to "Oeconomy of Nature") Linnaeus Nature & Nation- Chapter 4