Interesting post on ThinkMarkets, a list of great ideas in the social sciences. “Great” here means mix of good and bad ideas, for example
* The state as the individual writ large (Plato)
* Man is a political/social animal (Aristotle)
* The city of God versus the city of man (Augustine)
* What is moral for the individual may not be for the ruler (Machiavelli)
* Invisible hand mechanisms (Hume, Smith, Ferguson)
* Class struggle (Marx, various liberal thinkers)
* The subconscious has a logic of its own (Freud)
* Marginalism (Menger, Jevons, Walras)
What about adding limited government, property rights and the rule of law?
And democracy, not as a theory of sovereignty but just a way of rolling over the leadership without killing them? A German was onto limited government, can’t recall his name but Mill dedicated one of his books to him.
You could add communism and attribute that to Plato along with collectivist social justice.