The Great Ideas of the Social Sciences

by Gene Callahan Let's take social science broadly, in the sense of German wissenschaft, so that The Republic and Politics and The Social Contract are social science. (I would contend that they are, in fact, often much more scientific than the latest regression study of how detergent use correlates with the suicide rate.) So what, … Continue reading The Great Ideas of the Social Sciences

The Republic and the NAP

by Gene Callahan Having discussed in a previous post the libertarian contention that following the non-aggression principle implies holding libertarian policy views, I wanted to follow up here with an example from The Republic. Now, let us begin by noting that Socrates, towards the beginning of the work, states a non-aggression principle (NAP) even stronger … Continue reading The Republic and the NAP