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    Out of Darkness, Light
    European Journal of Political Theory 8 (2): 157-182. 2009.
    Most scholarly interpretations of Hannah Arendt's political writings account for her idiosyncratic understanding of politics and freedom in one of two ways. They interpret Arendt's more sensational claims about politics either literally or figuratively, but not in both ways. This essay proposes a new interpretation of Arendt's political writings based on a neglected, dichotomous pattern of metaphors in her collected works. That pattern, once mapped, yields insights into the meaning, applications…Read more
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    ABSTRACT On the surface, Diana Mutz's Hearing the Other Side is a work about empirical realities. But it is also an exercise in normative theory. Mutz's chief empirical findings are that people who are exposed to political disagreement tend to become less politically active and that, conversely, political activists tend not to hear views that challenge their own. These findings raise the question of whether participatory and deliberative ideals are compatible with each other, and, in addition, w…Read more
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    Fear Itself (review)
    Political Theory 38 (2). 2010.
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    Response to Critics
    Social Philosophy Today 29 177-191. 2013.
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    Chez Ruyer, il y a une rupture flagrante entre le « panmécanisme » des débuts, élaboré dans l’Esquisse d’une philosophie de la structure, et le panpsychisme de la maturité. Nous verrons que son inscription dans le premier lui donna l’occasion d’entrer dans ce qu’il repère comme étant la « grande voie naturelle de la philosophie ». Celle-ci consiste à chercher, en l’homme, la trace du mode d’être commun à l’ensemble des individualités psycho-biologiques. L’appartenance de Ruyer à cette « grande v…Read more
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    Response to Critics
    Social Philosophy Today 29 177-191. 2013.
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    The Arts of Rule: Essays in Honor of Harvey C. Mansfield
    with Adam Schulman, Joseph Reisert, Kathryn Sensen, Eric S. Petrie, Alan Levine, Diana J. Schaub, David S. Fott, Travis D. Smith, Ioannis D. Evrigenis, James Read, Janet Dougherty, Andrew Sabl, Sharon Krause, Steven Lenzner, Russell Muirhead, and Mark Blitz
    Lexington Books. 2009.
    The arts of rule cover the exercise of power by princes and popular sovereigns, but they range beyond the domain of government itself, extending to civil associations, political parties, and religious institutions. Making full use of political philosophy from a range of backgrounds, this festschrift for Harvey Mansfield recognizes that although the arts of rule are comprehensive, the best government is a limited one
  • The Cultural Limits of Legal Tolerance
    Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 21 (2): 245-277. 2008.
    This article presents the argument that our understanding of the nature of the relationship between modern constitutionalism and religious difference has suffered with the success of the story of legal tolerance and multiculturalism. Taking up the Canadian case, in which the conventional narrative of legal multiculturalism has such purchase, this piece asks how the interaction of law and religion – and, in particular, the practices of legal tolerance – would look if we sought in earnest to under…Read more