I will begin by offering my interpretation of the problem. In the Declaration, the Continental Congress affirms an account of justice that is grounded in the laws of nature and of nature’s God. The content of that account includes the basic moral principle that all men have an equal right to life, liberty, and the [...]
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I think we agree on the most important things: the theological questions and that the natural right doctrine in the Declaration is sound. Our only large point of disagreement is the question of whether that doctrine requires an essentialist account of species. I argue that it does not, for a long list of reasons. The [...]
A Political Theory Review interview with John T. Scott, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, about his new book, The Routledge Guidebook to Machiavelli’s The Prince (Routledge, 2016). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
A Political Theory Review interview with Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, about her new book, Machiavelli’s Politics (University of Chicago Press, April 2017). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
President Bill Clinton said in his first inaugural address: “Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” This invites the question, what is right with America? As this pertains [...]