Locke published the Two Treatises as a moral justification of violent resistance against tyranny—and the Hebrew Bible was vital to this endeavor.
One can find rationalistic, empirical, and revelational aspects in John Locke’s thinking--but that doesn’t make him incoherent.
Claire Rydell Arcenas offers a comprehensive intellectual history of John Locke’s reception in America, but wrongly downplays his political influence.
John Roberts hasn't entirely lost his fight for judicial moderation.
The institutions of political and individual freedom that the American founders established on these shores are Locke's most lasting legacy.
Thompson's book rises to what Nietzsche called “monumental history,” but it requires a certain intellectual and historical counterbalance.
The new manuscript will not solve any of the Lockean paradoxes, it does provide us with a glimpse into his reasoning about Catholics in politics.
The Aristotelian argument for democracy relies on our deliberative capacity, that is, on our willingness to learn from one another.
Harry M. Clor (1929-2018) was a humble political philosopher and a great teacher.
D.C. Schindler's Freedom from Reality makes the startling claim that John Locke and his modern inheritors offer a us demonic kind of liberty.
His institutional innovations were geared toward preserving slavery.