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Carlo Lottieri (born 6 November 1960, Brescia) is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Verona. He holds a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in Philosophy from the University of Genoa, a M.A. from the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes Européens (now attached to the University of Geneva), a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Paris-Sorbonne University. His research interests cover Philosophy of Law, Federalism, Libertarianism, political theology, Religion and Public Life, Military Ethics, Elitism, Evolutionary Theory of Law, Commons and Private Property, Modern State. He edited many works by Bruno Leoni in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Czech.
Career and thought
In the years 2003–04 Lottieri taught Philosophy of Social Sciences at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and in 2011 he has been visiting professor at Aix-en-Provence. Fellow of many institutions, he is the Director of Political Theory department of the Istituto Bruno Leoni (IBL), based in Turin. Lottieri's research develops a radical libertarianism combining a strong emphasis on the inviolability of other people (marked by the influence of Emmanuel Lévinas) and a realistic approach to the modern State, largely influenced by Italian elitist school, Carl Schmitt's scholarship and Public Choice and Austrian School economists. Following Raimondo Cubeddu and Alberto Mingardi, in his work Lottieri "argues for the legitimacy of many so-called 'monopolistic practices' (cartels, monopolization, mergers, predatory pricing…), and for the legitimacy of conglomerates, and big business at large, vis-à-vis those governmental agencies built to thoroughly implement 'competition' from top to bottom". His last book emphasizes the historic features of the modern State, suggesting to libertarian scholars to understand the cultural and even theological implications of the struggle between the rulers and the ruled.
- Un'idea elvetica di libertà. Nella crisi della modernità europea. Brescia: La Scuola, 2017.
- Every New Right Is A Freedom Lost. e-book, translated by Chiara Brown, 2016.
- Credere nello Stato? Teologia politica e dissimulazione da Filippo il Bello a WikiLeaks. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2011.
- Le ragioni del diritto. Libertà individuale e ordine giuridico nel pensiero di Bruno Leoni. Treviglio – Soveria Mannelli: Facco – Rubbettino, 2006.
- Il pensiero libertario contemporaneo. Tesi e controversie sulla filosofia, sul diritto e sul mercato. Macerata: Liberilibri, 2001
- Denaro e comunità. Relazioni di mercato e ordinamenti giuridici nella società liberale. Naples: Guida, 2000.
- (with Jo Ann Cavallo), Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy (Annali di Italianistica), volume 34, October 2016.
- Bruno Leoni, Law, Liberty and the Competitive Market, with a preface by Richard A. Epstein, New Brunswick NJ, Transaction, 2008.
- (written with Piercamillo Falasca) Come il federalismo fiscale può salvare il Mezzogiorno. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2008.
- (written with Emanuele Castrucci) Lezioni di Filosofia del diritto. Rome: Aracne, 2006.
- Dove va il pensiero libertario?, edited by Riccardo Paradisi. Rome: Settimo Sigillo, 2004.
- (written with Enrico Diciotti) Rothbard e l’ordine giuridico libertario. Una discussione. Siena: DiGips – Università degli Studi di Siena, 2002.
Journal articles, book chapters, working papers, academic conference papers
- "European Unification as the New Frontier of Collectivism: The Case for Competitive Federalism and Polycentric Law", Journal of Libertarian Studies, volume 16, no. 1, 2002, pp. 23–43.
- "Vatican City as A Free Society: Legal Order and Political Theology", working paper, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2005.
- "Classical Natural Law and Libertarian Theory: Toward an Integration of Rothbard and Leoni", in Joerg Guido Huelsmann - Stephan Kinsella, eds., Property, Freedom, Society. Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Auburn, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010.
- "Just War and Rothbardian Libertarianism", Encyclopedia of Military Ethics, edited by Alexander Moseley, 2011.
- Review of Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More by John C. Médaille[permanent dead link], Journal of Markets & Morality, Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 2011, pp. 221–222.
- Bruno Leoni, Law, Liberty and the Competitive Market, con una prefazione di Richard A. Epstein, New Brunswick NJ, Transaction, 2008; Bruno Leoni, La liberté et le droit, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2006; Bruno Leoni, Lezioni di Filosofia del diritto, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2003; Bruno Leoni, Lecciones de Filosofía del Derecho, Madrid, Union Editorial, 2008; Bruno Leoni, Pravo a svoboda, Praha, Liberalni Institut, 2007.
- Personal page in Siena.
- Personal page in Lugano.
- International Centre of Economic Research de Turin, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, Institute of Economic Studies, Institut Constant de Rebecque.
- For IBL Lottieri has written many papers in defense of individual rights and free-market values. See for instance: Carlo Lottieri, The Opening of the Chinese Market and Individual Rights Archived September 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, IBL Briefing Paper, June 25, 2005.
- Raimondo Cubeddu - Alberto Mingardi, "Preface", Ethics & Politics, 2003, 2, p. 2.
- Partially, this topic had been examined in a previous paper written in cooperation with an Italian colleague: Luigi Marco Bassani - Carlo Lottieri, "The Problem of Security; Historicity of the State and "European Realism", in Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Myth of National Defense, Auburn AL, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2003.
- Lottieri's Euroskepticism is evident also here: Carlo Lottieri, "It’s Tony’s Turn" Archived April 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Tech Central Station, July 1st, 2005.