Political Philosophy and Ethics

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+ Introductions
* New Member Introductions
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 338 posts · 1165 views
last updated Mar 17, 2021 10:07AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * About the "Both Pol. Philosophy and Ethics" Folder
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 1 post · 51 views
last updated Dec 31, 2018 07:39AM
"Philosophy Without Borders"
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 113 posts · 141 views
last updated Apr 12, 2021 06:01AM
David Hume (1711-76)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 33 posts · 109 views
last updated Apr 11, 2021 07:26AM
Stoic Ethics
By William · 5 posts · 40 views
last updated Apr 05, 2021 09:36AM
Pandemics: Governmental and Other Responses
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 124 posts · 89 views
last updated Mar 25, 2021 06:42AM
Apt Quotes
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 88 posts · 185 views
last updated Mar 17, 2021 07:22AM
Political and Ethical Philosophy in Fictional Works
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 174 posts · 266 views
last updated Mar 13, 2021 05:46PM
Reason, Informal Logic, Evidence, and Critical Thinking
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 445 posts · 412 views
last updated Feb 26, 2021 06:51AM
Ancient History
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 160 posts · 170 views
last updated Jan 23, 2021 02:58PM
Free Will
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 373 posts · 273 views
last updated Dec 18, 2020 09:49AM
Voltaire (1694-1778)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 5 posts · 38 views
last updated Dec 17, 2020 09:14PM
Humanitarian intervention and ethics
By Diana · 13 posts · 35 views
last updated Dec 17, 2020 09:03PM
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 239 posts · 245 views
last updated Nov 12, 2020 10:20AM
Public Discourse and Rhetoric
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 90 posts · 138 views
last updated Nov 01, 2020 10:44AM
Henri Bergson (1859-1941)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Oct 13, 2020 12:04PM
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 13 posts · 59 views
last updated May 23, 2020 12:05PM
Books etc. for Beginners on Ethical and Political Philosophy
By ZX · 17 posts · 194 views
last updated May 13, 2020 11:02AM
Benedict Spinoza (1632-77)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 30 posts · 93 views
last updated May 05, 2020 01:45PM
Confucius (trad. 551-479 BCE) and Confucianism
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 8 posts · 12 views
last updated Apr 14, 2020 09:54PM
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 6 posts · 54 views
last updated Mar 28, 2020 07:33AM
Justice and Jurisprudence
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 64 posts · 102 views
last updated Mar 31, 2019 02:49PM
* General Remarks about Political Philosophy
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 160 posts · 426 views
last updated Feb 13, 2021 07:10PM
* Types of Government: General Discussion
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 24 posts · 237 views
last updated Nov 21, 2020 08:28AM
Environmental Issues
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 31 posts · 93 views
last updated Apr 12, 2021 08:54AM
Electoral College (USA) and Other Issues Regarding Electoral Procedures
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 221 posts · 154 views
last updated Apr 08, 2021 06:05PM
Leo Strauss (1899-1973) and the "Straussians"
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 68 posts · 180 views
last updated Apr 08, 2021 02:25PM
Separation of Religion and Government; Liberty of Conscience and Toleration
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 212 posts · 197 views
last updated Apr 08, 2021 02:14PM
Civics and History Education
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Apr 03, 2021 11:21AM
Aristotle (384-322 BCE)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 43 posts · 140 views
last updated Mar 25, 2021 02:48PM
Plato (427-347 BCE)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 277 posts · 264 views
last updated Mar 25, 2021 11:05AM
Thoughts on Georgism
By Philip · 28 posts · 25 views
last updated Mar 16, 2021 08:09PM
United States Constitution and Government
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 930 posts · 366 views
last updated Mar 12, 2021 04:14AM
Democracy
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 24 posts · 40 views
last updated Mar 11, 2021 10:52AM
Utilitarianism
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 15 posts · 23 views
last updated Jan 30, 2021 03:44PM
Government and the Economy; Property Rights
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 326 posts · 248 views
last updated Jan 28, 2021 06:38PM
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 51 posts · 123 views
last updated Jan 25, 2021 08:31PM
Freedom of Speech
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 10 posts · 14 views
last updated Jan 25, 2021 06:25AM
Karl Popper (1902-94)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 43 posts · 91 views
last updated Jan 23, 2021 01:02PM
Sortition
By David · 95 posts · 89 views
last updated Jan 20, 2021 08:49AM
Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, Rule of Law
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 229 posts · 162 views
last updated Jan 16, 2021 11:57AM
Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 33 posts · 68 views
last updated Dec 17, 2020 02:12PM
Theocracy and Erastianism
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 39 posts · 86 views
last updated Dec 06, 2020 12:48PM
International Populist Authoritarianism
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 153 posts · 126 views
last updated Nov 24, 2020 08:24AM
Legal Developments regarding the Trump Administration's Immigration and Refugee Policies
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 83 posts · 117 views
last updated Nov 15, 2020 09:36AM
Police and Criminal Justice Issues
By Randal · 16 posts · 98 views
last updated Nov 04, 2020 06:47AM
Political Philosophy in the 20th and 21st Centuries
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 26 posts · 107 views
last updated Oct 22, 2020 09:35AM
Political Polarization, Social Divisions and the Future of Democracy
By Anatol · 92 posts · 81 views
last updated Sep 12, 2020 05:32AM
Roger Williams (ca. 1603-1683) and Seventeenth-Century Rhode Island Government
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 119 posts · 126 views
last updated Aug 28, 2020 09:44AM
Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 114 posts · 89 views
last updated Aug 20, 2020 06:35AM
Anarcho-Socialism
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 107 posts · 42 views
last updated Jun 14, 2020 09:05AM
Classical Liberalism; Libertarianism and Anarchocapitalism; Objectivism
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 96 posts · 180 views
last updated Apr 24, 2020 06:35AM
Georg W. F. Hegel (1770-1831)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 5 posts · 56 views
last updated Apr 23, 2020 03:58PM
International Law and Politics
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 132 posts · 160 views
last updated Jan 17, 2020 11:59AM
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 7 posts · 39 views
last updated Jan 14, 2020 06:15PM
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 2 posts · 38 views
last updated Nov 21, 2019 07:05AM
Pierre-Joseph Prodhoun (1809-65); Left-Wing Anarchism
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 3 posts · 57 views
last updated Nov 05, 2019 09:46AM
John Rawls (1921-2002)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 4 posts · 53 views
last updated Nov 05, 2019 09:38AM
Liberalism - What was it and what is it today?
By Gerard · 34 posts · 111 views
last updated Oct 17, 2019 06:58AM
Hannah Arendt (1906-75)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 19 posts · 78 views
last updated Oct 08, 2019 05:15PM
Historicism and Its Alternatives
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 10 posts · 32 views
last updated Sep 22, 2019 04:58PM
John Dewey (1859-1952)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 4 posts · 14 views
last updated Aug 16, 2019 06:20AM
The Tyranny of the Algorithm
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 11 posts · 25 views
last updated Jun 23, 2019 10:58AM
George Orwell (1903-50)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 5 posts · 54 views
last updated Apr 26, 2019 10:16AM
Karl Marx (1818-83)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 125 posts · 162 views
last updated Mar 23, 2019 08:23PM
The Philosophy of Capitalism
By Cathal · 69 posts · 162 views
last updated Feb 20, 2019 10:53AM
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 6 posts · 62 views
last updated Feb 19, 2019 09:21AM
John Locke (1632-1704)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 19 posts · 102 views
last updated Jan 22, 2019 07:51PM
Adam Smith (1723-90)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 38 posts · 77 views
last updated Dec 02, 2018 09:56PM
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 4 posts · 18 views
last updated Nov 22, 2018 10:52AM
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 87 posts · 88 views
last updated Nov 04, 2018 05:23PM
Parliamentary Democracy
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 14 posts · 74 views
last updated Aug 05, 2018 04:41AM
Representatve Politics
By hami · 5 posts · 8 views
last updated Jul 22, 2018 03:41PM
Arnold Toynbee (1852-83)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 6 posts · 8 views
last updated Apr 30, 2018 05:10PM
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 13 posts · 28 views
last updated Apr 19, 2018 12:20PM
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and James Madison (1751-1836)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 30 posts · 62 views
last updated Jan 27, 2018 12:11PM
Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757-1804)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 19 posts · 25 views
last updated Nov 14, 2017 08:02AM
Public choice
By Christoffer · 24 posts · 59 views
last updated Aug 17, 2017 06:06AM
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 1 post · 12 views
last updated Dec 09, 2016 05:08AM
Thucydides (ca. 460 – ca. 400 BCE)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 22 posts · 34 views
last updated Nov 25, 2016 08:13PM
Carl Schmitt (1888-1985)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Jul 25, 2016 05:20AM
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 3 posts · 16 views
last updated Apr 27, 2016 06:33PM
Charles Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 5 posts · 15 views
last updated Apr 24, 2016 04:54PM
Thomas More (1478-1535)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 3 posts · 19 views
last updated Dec 26, 2015 05:49PM
John Adams (1735-1826)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 2 posts · 11 views
last updated Oct 30, 2015 08:25AM
John Milton (1608-74)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 2 posts · 26 views
last updated Apr 03, 2015 07:10AM
Edward Coke (1552-1634)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Jun 25, 2014 10:04AM
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+ Ethics
* Human Ethics: Basis, Principles, Applications
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 152 posts · 252 views
last updated Feb 27, 2021 09:58AM
Ethical Philosophy of Aristotle
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 194 posts · 141 views
last updated Dec 12, 2020 08:43PM
"Facts" and "Values"
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 22 posts · 101 views
last updated Jun 09, 2020 01:48PM
Virtue Ethics
By Gerard · 42 posts · 87 views
last updated Apr 12, 2020 09:42AM
Diogenes of Sinope aka "the Cynic" (ca. 404-ca.323 BCE)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 15 posts · 16 views
last updated Jan 27, 2020 10:41AM
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)
By Feliks · 15 posts · 27 views
last updated Mar 26, 2019 09:06AM
Neuroscience, Evolutionary Biology, and Ethics
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 31 posts · 122 views
last updated Feb 12, 2019 08:58AM
Ethics and Politics
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 18 posts · 84 views
last updated Feb 16, 2018 12:26PM
Ethical Philosophy of Socrates and Plato
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 12 posts · 87 views
last updated Jul 14, 2017 05:37AM
Epicurean Ethics
By Hiram · 3 posts · 57 views
last updated Nov 01, 2016 08:57PM
Contemporary Ethical Issues
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 5 posts · 35 views
last updated Apr 06, 2016 07:31AM
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 3 posts · 15 views
last updated Oct 16, 2015 06:05PM
Ethical Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 3 posts · 22 views
last updated Aug 29, 2015 11:08AM
Zoroaster
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 17 posts · 34 views
last updated Sep 18, 2014 08:20PM
* Publications of Group Members Relevant to Political Philosophy or Ethics
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 70 posts · 178 views
last updated Apr 09, 2021 08:48AM
Presentation at Roger Williams Family Association
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 1 post · 22 views
last updated Aug 20, 2018 04:21AM
Seminars on U.S. Church-State Law from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 2 posts · 13 views
last updated Sep 12, 2016 11:00AM
Greek Keyboard Issues
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 12 posts · 29 views
last updated Nov 22, 2018 06:22AM
Translation
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last updated Aug 03, 2018 09:02AM
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Philosophy or History Generally
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last updated Dec 01, 2018 09:03AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Publications of Authors Outside of this Group
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last updated Nov 30, 2018 12:28PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. short books on Philosophy - recommendations please.
By Me · 34 posts · 181 views
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Constructal Theory
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 223 posts · 59 views
last updated Nov 21, 2018 12:55PM
Dissertation research suggestions
By Diana · 4 posts · 14 views
last updated Jul 11, 2018 04:05PM
Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)
By Alan , Moderator and Author · 61 posts · 74 views
last updated Jun 21, 2018 05:12AM
Threeway
By Steven · 1 post · 11 views
last updated May 03, 2018 06:47PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Phenomenology and Theory
By Daniel · 15 posts · 89 views
last updated Mar 13, 2018 07:46AM
Book Release
By Sam · 3 posts · 13 views
last updated Feb 07, 2018 11:08AM
Student Novel - Political Philosophy, Social Studies, Literature circles
By Kayley · 3 posts · 18 views
last updated Oct 02, 2017 04:41PM
NEW BOOK SERIES
By T.S. · 4 posts · 17 views
last updated Jul 30, 2017 12:57PM
Gordon Brown
By Fred · 3 posts · 32 views
last updated Apr 15, 2017 03:30AM
Book Release - the money laundering and financing of terrorism eco-system
By Kannan · 2 posts · 13 views
last updated Jul 23, 2016 04:24AM
Death and History
By Istvan · 1 post · 12 views
last updated May 07, 2016 05:11AM
History, Death, Terrorism, Past, Future
By Istvan · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Mar 11, 2016 12:15AM
Philosophy of History
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last updated Jan 02, 2016 05:59AM
Kickstarter Proj to make Audiobook
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Author Jeff Orenstein
By Jeff · 8 posts · 57 views
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Author G. E. M. Thomas
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