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    Social Contract Theory
    1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. 2018.
    Contracts are common, and some influential thinkers in the “modern” period of philosophy argued that the whole of society is created and regulated by a contract. Two of the most prominent “social contract theorists” are Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and John Locke (1632-1704).[2] This essay explains the origins of this tradition and why the concept of a contract is illuminating for thinking about the structure of society and government.
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    Hannah Arendt's Political Thought
    1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. 2018.
    Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), born in Hanover, Germany, was a public intellectual, refugee, and observer of European and American politics. She is especially known for her interpretation of the events that led to the rise of totalitarianism in the twentieth century. Arendt studied under German philosophers Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers and set out to pursue a path as an academic, writing a dissertation on St. Augustine. However, Hitler, the Nazi regime’s rise to power, and the bloody Holocaust …Read more
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    A Commentary on Noell Birondo’s “Aristotle and the Virtues of Will Power”
    Southwest Philosophy Review 31 (2): 7-10. 2015.
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    Human Plurality as Object
    Southwest Philosophy Review 34 (1): 69-76. 2018.