Category Archives: Political Philosophy

Sovereignty and Markets

God first of all is Sovereign and this is expressed in his Power and Providence. He creates all things and governs them with an absolute supremacy. A particular act of an authority is the dispensation or delegation of authority to … Continue reading

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Common Good, Liberalism and Jeans Days

Liberalism is a specific error that makes a proper good superior to the common good, namely the potential to act either for good or evil indifferently. The bespeaks of a genus of errors defined by making a proper good superior … Continue reading

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Private Property and Natural Law

Private property is not something demanded by the natural law for we do not find in things the nature of being owned by particular individuals. Rather we find that things are good for men generally rather than a particular man. … Continue reading

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Authority and Markets

*This is a tentative theory and only a beginning. Proceeding along the method of the Philosopher, let us consider first the simplest and most basic form of the polis, that is the household. In the household, the head or sovereign … Continue reading

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Liberalism and the Free Market

If we take free market to be the position that the State (i.e. the political authority) should not act in the market, is this a liberal position and if not is it still coherent? It seems that the free market … Continue reading

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Ordering of Goods

I wish I had the time to be involved in these conversations, but I don’t so I’ll talk to myself here. I have developed general principles and I hope to apply them to a particular case so as to better … Continue reading

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Notes on the Common Good

Had an awesome post lost to the eternal void of WordPress, so here are some bullet points. The particular perfection of the common good is its communicability. A proper good can in a manner become a common good in its … Continue reading

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