Category Archives: Political Philosophy

Michael Anton on Behalf of the Thesis That Religion Is the Basis of Republican Government

1. No doubt because of the political circumstances in which the United States currently finds itself, I have in turn found myself wanting to know more about and better understand the political theory and philosophy of the nation’s founders, the … Continue reading

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Two Questions Inspired by Edmund Burke’s Reflections on Whether One Should Recuse Himself

I have noticed, and you may have, too, that there has been some talk in Washington about investigating some possible improprieties in the behavior of some officials in the Trump administration. Inevitably, there has also been talk about who should … Continue reading

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Vallicella, Philosophical Conversation, and Political Philosophy

In his August 3, 2013, post, “Philosophy, Debate, and Dialog: Can Philosophy Be Debated?,” Bill Vallicella, the “maverick philosopher,” answered the question posed in the post’s title in the negative negatively. He adds, “When real philosophy is done with others … Continue reading

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